Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 10/17/2022

Number: 10

A field at 31.470301684424065, -84.37641941845489 within the Chickasawhatchee WMA near Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, has been documented as an inland Monarch and Queen overwintering site for the past two cold seasons (50 Monarchs counted by this observer and GA DNR on 02/10/22). This has been the subject of approximately 40 previous Journey North Reports. Location is in the southwest corner of Dougherty County, and approximately 10 miles southwest of Albany, Georgia.

Straight-line distance to Atlantic Coast: 178 miles.
Straight-line distance to Gulf Coast: 98 miles.

On this date there were at least 10 adult Monarch butterflies at the above described overwintering site. As in previous seasons, they were nectaring on Raphanus raphanistrum, also known as wild radish, white charlock or jointed charlock, a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. (There were no Queens at this specific site on this date. A Queen was observed about a mile to the west within the WMA.)

Monarch Overwintering Site Album (includes photos of the overwintering field shot at various times of the year):

Monarch Album:

Milkweed Album:

Chickasawhatchee WMA Album:

Roy Cohutta Brown
Albany, Georgia
Text: 229-343-5365

Journey North Reports:

Albany, GA

Latitude: 31.5 Longitude: -84.4

Observed by: Roy
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