Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 10/02/2020

Number: 200

Estimated migration of 200 adult monarch butterflies in Evangola State Park

For our estimated number we had a direct count of 175 monarchs during our 1 hour long walk. It was 1pm-2pm. Since the park is 733 acres we figured there were probably conservatively 200 in the park at that moment.

For behaviors, many were flying (anywhere from 30-60 ft above the ground) but the majority were resting in maples trees in the picnic area of the park. It was a cooler cloudy day so they were probably roosting from the previous night. When we begin our walk the sun had come out and temperatures were approaching 60 degrees Fahrenheit. We only observed 2 nectaring and they were using Canada Goldenrod.

Irving, NY

Latitude: 42.6 Longitude: -79.1

Observed by: Matthew
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