Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 10/14/2020

Number: 50

Many butterflies by the ocean/bay inlet. The butterflies were all fluttering around the yellow flowers that grow by the grasses in the bay marsh. Although a few butterflies were flying around (10-15), most were sitting on the flowers, so it was hard to see them unless I disturbed the grass and they would fly up.
I could not walk too far into the grass because it is wet marsh. The area where the flowers are growing is closer to the road and is about 100 yards by 50 yards. I made an estimate of 50 because I rustled the marsh grass about 10 times as I was taking photos, and each time 3-4 would fly up and go to another flower. I could also see a few fluttering around. It is likely that there were more than 50.

I watched them for about 20 minutes, it was about 6:00 in the evening. It was beautiful to watch.

Avalon, NJ

Latitude: 39.1 Longitude: -74.7

Observed by: Lori
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