Monarch PEAK Migration
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Date: 10/02/2021

Number: 50

Flying over the park!!!!

[Additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 10/06/21]:

My husband and I were walking at the park taking pictures. We were walking back to the parking lot on about a ¼ mile path and we kept seeing monarchs here and there cross in front of us. We looked up and saw more, a pretty consistant stream heading from North to South. We were on a path through trees with an open view to the sky. The butterflies were easy to count as they crossed the ”sky path” above. They were just flying. We were walking from west to east. There was a large pond to our north, and a large lake to our south, and everything between those bodies of water is wild with walking paths cut through the trees. (Bluff Creek Park in Oklahoma City, North of Lake Hefner Dam). The monarchs were just over tree-top level about 25-30 feet up. As we approached the parking lot the park opened into a wide field. Here we saw a group swirling around like a tornado a little higher in the sky as they flew south. At this point they were about 1000 feet from the dam of lake Hefner. It had rained that morning and was cloudy. These sightings were in a 12 minute span between 9:43 and 9:55.

Oklahoma City, OK

Latitude: 35.6 Longitude: -97.6

Observed by: Rachel
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