Saw at least 50 monarch butterflies at Hammonaset between 4-5pm this afternoon. Spoke with Meigs Point Nature Center staff and they were tagging butterflies coming through today. On one butterfly bush alone, Icouted 25 butterflies. I walked both sides of the dune (along the sidewalk and along the beach) and counted 20 butterflies, some were nectaring on goldenrod and other flowering plants. Others were flying overhead. Those I saw flying were headed southwest. I didnít see any over or close to the water. They were following the dune. Temperature was around 70 when I was there.
Latitude: 41.3 Longitude: -72.5
Observed by: Laurel
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