I counted 12 monarchs over a 5 minute period as I walked a few hundred feet. The majority were flying from evergreen tree to evergreen tree.
[Additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 09/10/21]:
I saw this while on a hike at the Volo Bog State Natural Area. I counted how many monarchs I saw flying or on the evergreen as I walked down the trail for 5 minutes. There was an open Prairie just across the path from the evergreen trees. They were on the SW side of the trees, so presumably shielded. However it was not a breezy evening.
Latitude: 42.3 Longitude: -88.2
Observed by: Elizabeth
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