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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Farnsworth Aerospace Magnet School 2010

Farnsworth Aerospace Magnet School
1290 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Year: 2010
Teacher(s): James Gagnon

Best Time of Day to See Monarchs

Emily S

I wanted to know when would be the best time of the day to see the most Monarchs. This is important if you want to bring a friend who likes butterflies to come over and put on tags, count them, take photos or dance with them. My hypothesis was the best time of day would be 4 p.m. The key materials were a computer, butterfly net, Liatris ligustylis, butterflies, paper, writing utensil, watch, calendar and a thermometer. The procedure was to go outside, catch Monarchs, recording the time, date and how many. The best time of day to see monarchs was between about 10 am and 5 pm. This was not exactly the same as my hypothesis. The afternoon time was close to the time I predicted, but the morning time was unexpected.

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