Monarch Fall Roost

Date: 09/03/2020

Number: 360

Tanner Pettit counted 360 monarchs roosting at Goose Pond Sanctuary, W7503 Kampen Road from 7:20 - 7:35 p.m. Winds were light and variable from the NW, clear and 65 degrees.

160 monarchs were on the SE side fo the far east end of the windbreak in a white pine.

180 monarchs were west of the powerline gap in the spruce windbreak. They were on the SE side of the windbreak. Both areas were protected from the NW wind.

Monarchs are being tagged at Goose Pond Sanctuary. We are keeping track of plants they are netted on, usually nectaring on. Most are being caught on stiff goldenrod and some are being caught on the few meadow blazing stars that are almost done flowering. Showy goldenrod is just beginning to flower. WE WILL SUMARIZE THE PLANTS CAUGHT ON AT THE END OF THE TAGGING PERIOD. WE HAVE TAGGED AROUND 150 MONARCHS AND BEGAN WITH 1,600 TAGS.

Town of Arlington, WI

Latitude: 43.3 Longitude: -89.4

Observed by: Mark and Sue
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