Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 09/15/2020

Number: 478

An abundance of Monarchs moving through the Konza Prairie Biological Station. We took two loops through the 10-mile bison area and did a specific count of Monarchs we saw (myself and Dr. Brian McCornack, KSU entomologist). We had 183 Monarchs at 10:00 am and 295 at 1:00 pm. The Monarchs were nectaring mostly on Blue Pitcher Sage and Rigid Goldenrod. There were many more in the bison area than outside of the bison area because there are many more flowers in the bison area (because bison eat the grass and not the flowers). We have many photos and video.

Manhattan, KS

Latitude: 39.1 Longitude: -96.6

Observed by: Jill
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