Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 09/08/2021

Number: 6

Half a dozen monarchs on our big blue salvia plants with two pictured here. No more aerial combat like the earlier generations during the summer as it is all about the nectar now. Only competition are the bees next to them.

[Report moved from Monarch PEAK Migration to Monarch Adult Sighted; additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 09/10/21]:

All were nectaring at the same time during the afternoon. I was watching them for a few minutes [in the afternoon].

I planted ten big blu salvia plants from seeds I germinated during early spring in a ten by two foot section of our yard that borders a two acre vacant lot with silver maple trees bordering the entire property.

They did not roost or lay any eggs and I did not observe the direction they went when they left.

Blue sky that day light winds and 75 degrees.

Itasca, IL

Latitude: 42 Longitude: -88

Observed by: Frank
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