Predominant nectar sources included two small flowers growing close to the ground. One little blue flower was in the violet family and the other flower was Southern Dewberry-Rubus trivialis. I was looking for buds and flowers on the trees, but did not see any.
Flowers / nectar sources the Monarchs were using:
Specific area for the Monarchs:
East of the intersection of Murphy Tram and Martin Grade along Martin Grade.
This is west of Cow Creek Grade and Cannon Grade.
Habitat photos with road signs:
Time: 1000-1600, Temperature: 64-75, Wind: SE 7-18MPH, Cloud Cover: 4-38%, A beautiful day.
The Hickory Mound Unit is 14,441 acres in size and is part of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area.
NABA Sighting for February 16, 2022 which has additional PHOTOS, comments, weather, counts and other species observed:
Latitude: 30.1 Longitude: -83.9
Observed by: Roy
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