Sunny afternoon after a week of cold rain, saw many monarchs flying westward toward sun in late afternoon , in a suburban Chicagoland parking lot. Perhaps 20.... followed westward to a Prairie reserve and observed many more nectaring on yellow prairie sunflowers . I was hoping to see a roost, but none. There was a mild southwest wind .
Thankful for our Prairie reserves, like Wolf Road Prairie in Westchester, IL, pure prairie never tilled, needs to be protected.
Latitude: 41.8 Longitude: -87.9
Observed by: Sheree
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