Monarch Adult Sighted

Date: 03/04/2020

Number: 1

Flying around a wildlife garden. Seemed to be in good shape.

The monarch was on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus. We have a little wildlife garden and it seemed to just be checking out the area. I tried to follow it for a minute to see if it had a tag or anything on it, but didn't see anything. It wasn't super faded or worn, so I can't really determine if it came from further south or is from the area. I wasn't able to get a photo. It was flying pretty high up and didn't stick around long.

In terms of milkweed, I have yet to really find any in this area so I'm not sure where they lay their eggs here. We do have a lot of Queens in the area, so I know its around, but I haven't seen any.

Weather has been interesting.. Yesterday was really windy all day and I saw the Monarch around 1 in the afternoon. There was a storm that went through further north of us, but we didn't really get anything from it.
The past couple of days I believe temps have been in low 80's/upper 70's. There have been a few days of some high winds, but I don't recall which direction they were coming from. For the most part, it's been fairly sunny and nice out.

Flowers have really started blooming here so we should hopefully be seeing more.

I do butterfly surveys for my if I do see any [more] I will definitely report back to y'all our findings this weekend.

Kingsville, TX

Latitude: 27.5 Longitude: -97.9

Observed by: Rebecca
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