Monarch Butterfly sanctuaries in path of storm

annapolis, MD(Zone 7b)

Just got this via Journey North
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/spring2016/08/monarch-butterfly-migration031116.html

"A winter storm of historic proportions has struck the monarch sanctuaries in Mexico. There is no word yet about how the monarchs were affected. However, the sequence of events is of particular concern. The storm began with rain and was followed by hail, snow, and sub-freezing temperatures. The butterflies are more susceptible to mortality from freezing when wet. Photos from El Rosario Sanctuary show trees within the sanctuary core zone toppled by the strong winds. Spring migration from Mexico was imminent but mass departure had not yet occurred meaning the full population was in the storm's path. More information will be posted here as it becomes available."

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Algonquin, IL(Zone 5a)

I just tried to find out more info about this storm and how the Monarchs are doing, but there doesn't seem to be much out there yet.

Fingers are crossed. :o(

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

How sad.

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