Monarch Fall Roost

Date: 09/20/2023

Number: 50

About 50 monarchs are roosting on our property. The monarchs are not in large clusters, but are singles or groups of 2 or 3.

They are in a group of 30' tall sassafras trees (could only be seen and counted if moved), and the lower branches of 2 adjacent tall oak trees. Others are in another area of our yard in the lower branches of a black walnut tree and a 20' oak tree.

It was difficult to see and count them since the observation was at 6:15 pm with very low light, the monarchs were still settling in, and it was starting to rain. The wind was calm and the temperature 72°.

Did not retrieve a camera for a picture because of the onset of rain.

Waverly, IL

Latitude: 39.6 Longitude: -90

Observed by: Lois
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