Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 09/16/2020

Number: 100

Many migrating monarchs passed through today. I saw the first two just before 9AM (temp 62, light wind, sunny), then sporadic sightings until just before 10 when a larger wave came through. I counted 68 heading southwest during the next hour (the temp rose to 70 by 11am), mostly down low threading their way between the houses. Often they seemed to be heading straight south or straight west, but that's because our streets run in those directions. Another 16 between 12 and 1pm, about 1/3 of them up high (way above the rooftops), two of which were circling in thermal updrafts. After 2pm there were sporadic sightings, a few migrants but mostly monarchs just hanging out in our garden, especially on our annual sunflowers. One "wrong-way Corrigan" was heading due East, probably forgot his passport.

Urbana, IL

Latitude: 40.1 Longitude: -88.2

Observed by: Kevin
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