Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 10/13/2018

Number: 100

A storm had just rolled through Dallas, Texas around 3pm which brought some of the more heavy rains of the year. After it subsided, I was sitting in my 12th floor office getting some work done when I spotted a butterfly flying just outside of my window. I observed it for a few seconds when another one came into view right next to it. After I began focusing on the skies, I saw not 2 but hundreds of butterflies coming from the Northwest.

Now that my curiousity was peaked, I looked on the web for when and where butterlies migrate and to my great joy, their peak fall migration time in Texas is right now. One of them flew close to my window so I was able to snap a photo of the orange and black pattern indicative of the famous Monarch.

I never really paid much attention to this pollinator until today and look at me now, contributing to the continuation of a most beautiful and helpful species.

Dallas, TX

Latitude: 32.9 Longitude: -96.9

Observed by: Asante
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