Monarch Adult Sighted

Date: 10/11/2023

Number: 1

I was really shocked when I saw this Monarch. We has freezing weather for many days. Yesterday was chilly and in the 50s. It must have been a Canadian Monarch that is used to cold! We are getting ready to have another cold blast so hopefully it can make it to a warmer state before then.

He/she was one of the largest monarchs I have ever seen! Very large wingspan and lower wings too! This migration path always brings them over busy highways and it kills me when they are flying low. This one was flying relatively higher than the others that would come through. Way above 18 wheelers thank goodness. I thought it was a bird at first but then the unmistakable fly up, then dip, fly up. Then dip movement got my attention. I was so excited to see this lonely monarch! I hope it makes it! Definitely had the largest wingspan I have ever seen and I have seen some big ones!

Lexington, KY

Latitude: 38 Longitude: -84.5

Observed by: Dana
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