Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 09/19/2020

Number: 2816

67 degrees F, Wind ESE 12-15 mph

Saw many more Monarchs today when compared to yesterday - about twice as many. However, it was cooler and windier today and the butterflies were not flying as much as they were yesterday when it was warmer with calm winds. We expect that there were MANY more Monarchs present than were actually seen. Easily another 5,000 butterflies present that were unaccounted for.

We're driving the 10-mile loop of the bison road at Konza Prairie Biological Station - moving at 5-10 mph and getting GPS coordinates for every butterfly we see, and then counting the number of GPS spots we record. This was our third pass and set of data. The total number of butterflies has increased each day we've gone out.

Manhattan, KS

Latitude: 39.1 Longitude: -96.6

Observed by: Jill
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