Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 09/17/2021

Number: 500

Hundreds of monarchs flowed by as a cold front swept through at about 5:30 p.m. Wind was from the northwest. There were probably many more than 500. Very difficult to county them. Many dropped into the garden to nectar at Maximilian sunflower. They were so hungry, I could pick them off the flowers. The largest group flying by lasted about 15-20 mins., with numbers decreasing but steady for another 20 mins. Finally individuals could be seen flying by, with many so high up they were just specks. Most seemed in good condition, with plump abdomens.

Claflin, KS

Latitude: 38.4 Longitude: -98.6

Observed by: Pam
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