Also counted at least 200 painted lady and 100 swallowtail 4 species
[Editor's note: the following description is based on description over phone]
Count at least 12 adults per quarter acre => 48-50 per acre. Multiply times 15 acres, assuming consistent density throughout acreage.
500 is conservative.
Monarchs are nectaring almost exclusively on red clover, second bloom, ignoring ironweed, asters and other flowers.
Scanning the horizon, no butterflies are flying above 4' above ground.
Monarch Friends, Inc, Independence KY
Latitude: 38.9 Longitude: -84.5
Observed by: michael
The observer's e-mail address will not be disclosed.
Contact will be made through a web-based form.