Monarch Fall Roost
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Date: 09/05/2023

Number: 300

Numbers might be several hundred more. Monarchs were in the alfalfa field and in trees surrounding the acreage there.
Temperature was high 80s after many days of 80s and 90s here in Wisconsin. Winds have been from the south and owner reports only a few monarchs spotted until late today. Perhaps accurate to call this the Peak Migration here in northern Wisconsin. Tonight a cold front is moving in and the winds are predicted to be out of the north tomorrow and the next day with temperature highs in the 70s, dropping into the 50s at night.
We'll see if we gain or lose numbers, but my guess is the north wind will move hundreds on their way.
Huge thanks to the owners of these alfalfa fields for not cutting the alfalfa before it blooms. What a thrill to see the hundreds of monarchs flying and roosting and swarming around us as we walked the edge of the fields and the trees of all sorts there. Magical.

New Richmond, WI

Latitude: 45.2 Longitude: -92.5

Observed by: Pat
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