They were flying over my place of work. I counted at least 100, in a few hours from around 11-3:30 looking from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma headquarters -5 story building - across the pond to our regional medical center, 1 counted at least 100. They would flutter by without stopping to nectar, in singles or pairs, but often we could count 5-8 each time we looked. Our office suite faces the north and west with large floor to ceiling windows the length of the back walls. We all are avid window watchers when we can be and even keep binoculars available to watch the birds, turtles, frogs, snakes and geese on our pond.
The monarchs were flying south and were not stopping to nectar. We have extensive floral landscaping and they didn’t seem interested. I was unable to get photos.
When I left work and headed south to Sherman along 69/75 after 3:30 PM they were also visible along the highway route and flying south above traffic at the red lights.
As an addendum note: at the same time, my sister's neighborhood FB group had “blown up” with pics and posts about the “thousands” of monarchs going through their neighborhood in Durant, OK off of Larkspur Lane and Wilson Road.
Latitude: 34 Longitude: -96.4
Observed by: Anna
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