Saw my first PEAK Migration today! How exciting! I counted 239 passing by me on the patio in less than 30 minutes! All were flying south and many were stopping on butterfly bushes to refuel.
Then I counted another 117 Monarchs in PEAK MIGRATION moving south through our property in the next 45 minutes. Again, many stopping to refuel on the butterfly bushes. And there are more to come.
In total, between 11 am and 1 pm I was watching for 75 minutes and counted 356 monarchs. I’ve never seen so many "at once."
Steeles Tavern, VA
Latitude: 38 Longitude: -79.3
Observed by: Christian
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