Frazz by Jef Mallett for November 30, 2021

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    C  6 months ago

    A million monarchs

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    GreasyOldTam  6 months ago

    I assume Colchester Creek is a very small stream in Michigan. However, the only Colchester Creeks known to Google or Google Maps are streets, mostly in Atlanta. When I tried to force Google Maps by entering “Colchester Creek, Michigan”, it went nuts and served up total garbage.

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    We got to see her learn how to spell m-i-l-l-i-o-n.

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    I do hope the whale doesn’t find itself a hundred miles up and falling.

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    Uncle Kenny  6 months ago

    Strange—earlier today I saw this question posted on Quora.

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    Concretionist  6 months ago

    I can handle either or choices. Sometimes. What I really hate are the “What is your favorite (category)”. I love LOTS of colors (individually and in groups), I’m a huge fan of SEVERAL flavors, I really like bugs, snakes, birds, mammals and ETs… and lots of kinds of plants. Fungi too. I’m extremely fond of several academic pursuits… and my favorite body type is “present”.

    As for this one, I’d rather see the Monarchs, really, having seen a whale of a lot of whales in person, but hardly ever more than a few monarchs except by video.

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    Georgette Washington Bunny  6 months ago

    I’ve seen more than one whale and I’ve been to the monarch butterfly grove in Santa Cruz. There weren’t 1 million butterflies there, I think the count is usually closer to 100,000.

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    Doug K  6 months ago

    As long as Caulfield doesn’t have to exert a great deal of effort (and as long as no one gets hurt): “Bring” the whale to Caulfield.

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    Sanspareil  6 months ago

    I’d rather see attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

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    Tog  6 months ago

    All the fishing fleet boats that we had here until the 1980s had a registration like CK 213 or CK 742. The CK stood for Colchester Creek. That’s the British Colchester just upriver from where I live. Sadly it’s some else that was destroyed and we no longer have a fishing fleet. Probably no fish either these days.

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    well-i-never  6 months ago

    A million monarchs.

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    Pocosdad  6 months ago

    Bucket list for me is Veracruz Mexico in October. During the Broadwinged Hawk migration, they sometimes have as many as 350,000 raptors fly over in one day. A 15,000 bird day is considered to be a bit of a disappointment.

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    ksu71  6 months ago

    https://phys.org/news/2021-11-mexicans-recovery-monarch-butterflies.html

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    Teto85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    We lived within driving distance of Pacific Grove and Santa Cruz in California. We made a point of going to see the Monarchs at least once a year. And sometimes we would hit the Monterey Bay Aquarium and could see their displays on whales and other marine animals live in the water. Otters were the coolest.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  6 months ago

    What would you rather see, a million butterfly-sized whales or one whale-sized butterfly?

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    The first person to say “Mothra” gets swatted upside the head with a newspaper.

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    joe.altmaier  6 months ago

    I’d like to see a million monarch (butterflies). Last year in Mexico at the Monarch migration they saw about 1000. They’re nearly extinct.

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    sandpiper  6 months ago

    Been wondering about the Monarchs and other species that might have been pushed off their migration flyways by huge western fires. Seems with west flowing winds, the smoke and ash would force them to reroute their course toward the Miss and beyond, but don’t know if there would be sufficient food and shelter. Could have a truly devastating effect on future populations.

    Of course, I have emailed this query to one of the worldwide conservation agencies of which I am a member but have never received an acknowledgement, much less an actual reply. Thought it would be high on their lists.

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    scherzo  6 months ago

    Nice to see this kid interacting with another kid. Most of the time, he’s shown bugging the hell out of an adult or bragging to adult about how he’s upset someone.

    I’ve often wondered why Mallett would have this kid set apart from virtually everyone else in his peer group. I’m thinking it’s something about his being a misunderstood genius. (You know, instead of an unlikeable d-bag, shunned by every single kid in that school.). Here’s hoping Mallett sees fit to give this little jerk some friends. And that in order to be worthy of their company, he’s less of a little jerk.

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    whelan_jj  6 months ago

    Butterfly migrations are much more impressive and prettier than some big mammal you can only see a bit of.

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