Had a near repeat of the Aug.30 roost, but BETTER! Alfalfa field was still uncut and blooming nicely so mild WSW winds brought in a nice new bunch of Monarchs today.
My return trip on August 31 was a bust....saw only a handful of monarchs, the result of northerly winds that moved them on.
The refill today was wonderful, and the last for this field because it was being mowed as I started my evening search.
Ended up seeing several clusters, ranging from 3 or 4 to about 50....might have been more than 150 monarchs in all, but we'll call it that.
Tomorrow promises to be another great migrating day, with North winds in the 6-8 mph range.
Temps today,mid 70s, dropped to 67 by sunset, and promise to be mid 50s by early morning.
Star Prairie, WI
Latitude: 45.3 Longitude: -92.6
Observed by: Pat
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