Monarch Fall Roost

Date: 09/26/2023

Number: 100

About 6:45 pm, easily more than 100 monarchs in the woods, in the north half that is out of direct danger from the sewer lift station replacement project.

Tuesday afternoon I attended the Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust Meeting to make sure that the monarch roosts and impact on pollinators is on their radar. Nobody knew that there are monarch roosts in the OCWUT land south of South Lake Hefner Drive, much less in the path of the planned sanitary sewer lift stations. I made it clear that I'm not trying to stop the project and was hoping that some accommodations could be made including to not destroy any more of the woods than necessary. After the meeting the City of OKC's Chief Civil Engineer offered to time the construction for when the monarchs aren't there. If anybody has other suggestions I would deeply appreciated it.

Oklahoma City, OK

Latitude: 35.5 Longitude: -97.6

Observed by: Barbara
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