Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 09/13/2020

Number: 75

A steady trickle of migrating monarchs late morning to early afternoon.

The sun appeared about 10:30 and between 10:30 and 11:45 I counted about 50 monarchs migrating westward through/above our yard. All were heading due Westward. About half flying low, others above the rooftops. With binoculars I saw a few higher up, circling in thermal updrafts. Then I watched again from 2:00-3:00 and counted 25 more migrating. After 3:00 I saw a few more in the yard but going around nectaring on flowers or just hanging out on trees, and these I did not count since I might count the same one multiple times.

Weather: about 70 degrees at 11:00, about 75 at 2:00, light north winds 5-10 mph, foggy in the morning then gradual clearing til the afternoon.

Urbana, IL

Latitude: 40.1 Longitude: -88.2

Observed by: Kevin
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