Amazingly watching monarchs fly by up here in West Texas. They are coming from direction of cotton field, so maybe nectaring there.
[Additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 09/09/21]:
Sitting in backyard for 30-45 minutes, actual counting as the monarchs passed our limited field of vision. The yard from house to trees is about 30’ and 100’ from pecan trees to driveway. About 4 pm, 93 deg, 27% humidity, wind 1 mph, SE.
They would land then fly off of the pecan and pine trees. Directional flying north to south. Sometimes would see 2 flying together, interacting (playing).
The South Plains here are acres of cotton, peanuts, sorghum. Orange, sandy clay soils. Only thing blooming is cotton. But didn’t actually see any monarchs on cotton.
Latitude: 33.2 Longitude: -102.3
Observed by: Peggy
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