I was just curious if anyone else had experienced this. We are in North GA. Normally we have a lot of butterflies in our yard every year. I plant a lot of plants that attract them. This past year however we had probably a quarter of the butterfly population we've grown accustomed too. I do have out door cats. But they didn't seem to affect the population the years before that. I have no idea if they developed a taste for butterflies and I maybe missed it. But I'd think I'd see the butterflies in the yard before being killed. But I just wasn't seeing them this year. I found an article saying a lot of Monarchs had been killed due to cold in Mexico but I'm not sure if there was something affecting the butterfly population as a whole and thought I'd see if others had noticed a change.
My pasture had lots of milkweed and we didn't see a single monarch. And it did seem like the numbers were down for other kinds too. I heard the Bt corn pollen coats stuff and kills the caterpillars, but not many people grow corn right around here, either.
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