Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 09/18/2020

Number: 45

Around 6 pm I counted 45 Monarchs and more are arriving. I will go out later to look for more.

Friday evening, we saw about a dozen in the tree line on the north side of the house. We live in the country and the tree line is about 400' long.

I counted 45 including the 5 I saw heading south. They were mostly flying all around the trees, sometimes landing and then taking off. I saw a few acting like they wanted to roost.

Some were nectaring on Rose of Sharon, Cosmos, Mimosa, but there was 7 at one time on Autumn Joy Sedum. I continued to see a few Monarchs coming in from the north, so I really don't know how many made it to our place. [didn't check to confirm roost]

They must have left at sunrise on Sat, when I went out to check on them I saw 9.

Bluff City, KS

Latitude: 37.1 Longitude: -97.9

Observed by: Leah
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