News: October 20, 2006
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from the Migration Trail
Dramatic Surge Across Texas!
strong cold front moved across Texas last Thursday. The wind shifted
to the north and...
"The sky was filled with Monarchs drifting on the strong
tailwind. They are passing overhead in the lower couple hundred
feet of the air column at a rate of about 30 to 50/minute."
happened to look up and for 15-20 minutes, watched hundreds upon
thousands of Monarch butterflies riding the front, heading south."
"I found Monarchs from 200 feet to as high as I could focus.
Every time I changed focus, more came into view."
the binoculars as some are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay up there."
thanks to Mike Quinn of Texas Parks and Wildlife for forwarding
many spectacular observations. (You can read all
comments from observers on the migration map.)
filled the skies when the cold front passed!
Fronts and the Wind
Wind direction BEFORE
blow from the south before a cold front arrives.
Wind direction AFTER
What happens after the front passes?
your mouse on the map and see!
about cold fronts and migration...>>
from the Monarch's winter home in Mexico: They're
very first monarchs seem to be arriving! Yes, it seems to be that
it is so!" announced Estela Romero. "Today, my youngest
brother saw a Monarch flying at the yard of our house!" Today
the television also reported the first manadas of Monarchs
arriving to overwinter with us!
is the news from Mexico..>>