Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 09/20/2021

Number: 25

Moving East to west along the bank of Lake Erie. They keep coming, usually alone or two near each other.

[Additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 09/22/21]:

I was sitting outside and actually counted them up to 12, then estimated for a bit after that, as I was glancing down and back up. They were not difficult to count as they were coming along the lake bank singly or in loose pairs. I observed for approximately 45 minutes between 6:30 and 7:30 pm.

They were all moving east to west along the bank of Lake Erie. I am approximately 50 feet above the lake (right on the lake) so the ones I saw were at least this high above the lake. They were various heights from the ground, from ground level to approximately 15-20 feet above. A few stopped to nectar at gooseneck loosestrife, sedum, and goldenrod. I tried to get pictures when they stopped but I was not quick enough.

I am still seeing them every time I glance out the window throughout the day. Not many at a time, but one or two here and there, all heading west. I will continue watching.

Erie, PA

Latitude: 42.2 Longitude: -79.9

Observed by: Karen
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