Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 10/24/2020

Number: 14

From 10:15 to 10:45 counted 14 coming from the NE, With overcast skies. I noted 4 stopped to lounge on a fruit tree (see photo). Now at 1:25 pm counted 10, on my M sunflowers, along with a painted lady, and a buckeye...nobody is leaving!

Editor's note, postscript from observer dated 10/26/20: "There is ongoing activity here. To have 2-3 doz moving through my garden all day long along with notable roosting each evening every night is unusual for us this late in the season. I counted 16 this morning (10/26) on the M sunflowers and trust me, I cannot visualize it all. (See video link below). This afternoon, many left but others came in from the NE. Again, some are roosting this eve. This past weekend we saw 3 pairs mating...this late in the season that is unusual too.

See video on Journey North YouTube Channel:
Late Season Monarchs Nectaring in Cape May, NJ

Cape May, NJ

Latitude: 38.9 Longitude: -74.9

Observed by: Vidette
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