The monarchs are flying about and resting on the branches of several trees in the area and enjoying the sun after 4 days of constant rain.
I thought they would form a roost but I did not see them in the morning. It was very foggy at 8am when I went to see if they were there. I saw then about 2pm yesterday (9/12/20).
To estimate 100, I took several pictures of different locations and there were at least 25 in each of three and more flying. I found out later there were a lot in my neighbor's yard too (2 houses away).
There is golden rod and some small numbers of flowers, but I did not observe them nectaring, including on my liatris, golden rod, or autumn clematis.
The sun had finally come out and was shining on this location. They have sheltered in my big trees the past two years, but they were more in the sun this time and less sheltered. I believe they were recharging after all the rain.
Pleasant Hill, IA
Latitude: 41.6 Longitude: -93.5
Observed by: Kara
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