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    Fourth of July Butterfly Counts

    Donald Davis (Donald_Davis@stubbs.woodsworth.utoronto.ca)
    Sun, 29 Jun 1997 14:19:05 -0500

    The visit to Toronto of Queen Elizabeth II momentarily diverted my attentio=
    n from that other =22Queen=22, the monarch butterfly=21 Over the next few w=
    eeks, across North America, a number of =22Fourth of July Butterfly Counts=
    =22 will be taking place. Information about the location of some of these =
    counts can be found on the N.A.B.A. Web Site.=20

    In fact, many of these counts have already taken place and some will take p=
    lace after July 4th, depending on the date set for the count and postponeme=
    nts due to inclement weather. Some of these butterfly counts are not report=
    ed to the N.A.B.A.

    I know of at least 14 butterfly counts in Ontario - some as early as May 3=
    1st. If any dplexers participate in one of these counts across North Ameri=
    ca, you could perhaps provide us with details concerning the date of the co=
    unt and how many monarch butterflies were counted, and how this compares to=
    previous years. Perhaps other details might be of interest to researchers =
    who are monitoring the North American population (ie. the specific area mon=
    itored and its size).

    Don Davis

    Toronto, ON