Saw 2 or 3 dozen monarchs during the afternoon at Standing Cedars so went back at night to photograph any roosting.
Temperature about 70 degrees F.
Light SW breeze.
Quite a few scattered monarchs near the large trees by the road. May have been other clusters and roosts throughout the prairie acreage.
8 doesn't quite qualify for a roost sighting, I suppose, but we'll take it.
Next week looks like cool nights (in the 50s) so if we have monarchs, roosting should be more aggressive.
Checked blooming alfalfa fields yesterday and today, but very few monarchs feeding there. I suspect tonight's success was because of location: high prairie close to the St. Croix River (I believe the Monarch migration may be influenced by rivers including the Mississippi....no proof of course :)
East Farmington, WI
Latitude: 45.2 Longitude: -92.7
Observed by: Pat
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