Observed approx. 70 adult Monarchs between 12:45 and 1:15 PM in the grove of trees to the west of the Great Plains Nature Center Building at Chisholm Creek Park. All but two were resting in the trees and bushes. Two were nectaring on adjacent Goldenrod.
Dew Point 63 degrees
South winds at 17 mph gusting to 25 mph.
I went back to the Park this morning (9/27) at about 7:30am. The sky was overcast. I walked through the same area where I saw the approximate 70 yesterday afternoon and I startled about 25 Monarchs into flight. I went for my walk around the park and came back to the grove about an hour later and startled about the same number of Monarchs into flight. So I think it is safe to say that about 25 Monarchs roosted there overnight and that the 70 that I saw yesterday were just resting, probably trying to stay out of the high southerly winds that we had yesterday.
Latitude: 37.8 Longitude: -97.3
Observed by: Gary
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