In the spruce trees at Kampen Road, Arlington
Goose Pond Sanctuary
Editor's note: contacted observer for more details on this sighting
First noticed on Wednesday the 4th at 7:00 a.m
Counted with field glasses - in groups of 10
Nectar nearby? There are 450 acres of restored prairie within 1.5 miles of our roost.
A person one mile to the east also had hundreds on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday (4th) 8:00 a.m. roost count was 800: Thursday (5th) 8:00 a.m. was 1,300; Friday (6th) 8:00 a.m. was 1,000.
On Friday butterflies were in the roost until about noon when sun came out. Friday the butterflies were protected from the north wind. However, they shifted around in the morning and more ended up in our one silver maple tree.
Latitude: 43.3 Longitude: -89.4
Observed by: Mark and Sue
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