Monarch Fall Roost
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Date: 09/11/2019

Number: 1000

I got a phone call from a friend that they had monarchs "flying everywhere." I drove over and estimated 1000 or more monarchs roosting all over the property, in trees that are on the south, west and north of a farm pond behind a house. There's a large clover field to the south and another to the north. Trees that they were in were weeping willow, apple, pear, buckeye, peach, pine, and another I couldn't identify.

It was a very warm day, at 87°F and a steady 10-15 mph southwest wind, likely too much of a headwind for the migrators. Owner stated they first came on September 7, and have been here ever since, though there weren't quite as many as there were today.

Saw one mating pair among one of the roosting clusters on the weeping willow.

Paulding, OH

Latitude: 41.1 Longitude: -84.6

Observed by: Kylee
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