Sunshine, seventies, 11:00-12:00.
I estimated the 30 monarchs I saw. They came in spurts. About half of the monarchs I saw were about 20 feet from the ground. They came over our house into the backyard to feed on the zinnias, asters, tall coreopsis, and tithonia. The other half were very high up in the sky and heading southwest.
It was a beautiful, cool, sunny day with a slight breeze every once in awhile coming from the north.
I did not take any pictures that day. I will keep watching everyday because last year around this time, we saw about two hundred in one afternoon.
Latitude: 41.6 Longitude: -87.5
Observed by: Sue
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