Today was rough on the monarch migration. The low Temperature was 43F. The high reached 58F. On top of this, the Wind was out of the Northeast at up to 20 mph. I took an extended 3 mile walk starting at 10 AM to my 18 locations, and observed only one female monarch that I netted and tagged (ABSW-262) at 12:33 PM. This was at 3rd Street and Jackson. My walk ended at 4 PM. No monarchs were seen at my house to 7 PM. My friend (Larry) did a little bit better by spotting a monarch at his house just northwest of town at 11 AM, and another monarch on US HWY-23 near Northeastern Hardware Store down from his house at 5:30 PM. I also noted that the leading edge of smoke from the Western States' wildfires was coming up from the south over Lake Huron at 10:15 AM.
Latitude: 44.7 Longitude: -83.3
Observed by: Frank
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