Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 09/18/2020

Number: 1149

Dr. Brian McCornack (KSU entomology) and myself drove the 10-mile bison loop road inside the Konza Prairie Biological Station and counted Monarchs. Again, there were more inside the bison area than outside of the bison area because there are far more wildflowers inside than outside the unit. The Monarchs are preferring Blue Pitcher Sage (Salvia azuresa) as their nectar source. There were almost 2x as many Monarchs today as compared to 9/16/2020 when we drove the same route. Temps were 67 degrees at the start and 73 at the end of the route - wind 6 mph, east/northeast.

Manhattan, KS

Latitude: 39.1 Longitude: -96.6

Observed by: Jill
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