Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA (43N, -88W)
Most monarchs I have seen have been flying west
(from Wisconsin). Do they make their way to the Mississippi River
and then glide down south?
Stuart, Iowa, USA (42N, -94W)
seen a few monarchs flying around but none roosting yet. We have
about 15-20 Eastern Screech Owls in our trees this year. I am wondering
if that—or the occasional vultures—would have anything
to do with the lack of the monarchs this year.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada (44N, -80W)
I went back to Oakville, Ontario, for a third day in a row. I saw
fewer monarchs than the previous two days, but I collected 58 in
two hours. Lovely warm temperatures - 75 F and almost no wind. Perhaps
the lack of wind slows down the migration?
Lake Michigan, Michigan, USA (42N, -87W)
We often travel to Lake Michigan to go salmon fishing. While 5-7
miles from shore, we have seen MANY, MANY monarchs all heading WEST
over the water!! Yesterday, we saw monarchs in the morning as well
as later in the evening (from 6-8 p.m.). I wonder, what do the monarchs
that we saw late in the evening roost on? I have seen 1-2 monarchs
on the water - flat out and then they will make a "kiss"
sound as they rise into the air!!!
Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (25N, -101W)
English: You informed yesterday that you have reports
of monarch butterflies monarch, which I agree in which them the
queens and painted ladies can confuse with monarchs but today I
saw a monarch! Could it be a local butterfly, or are
the first already passing?
Español: Informaste ayer que tienes reportes
de mariposas monarca en Texas, estoy de acuerdo en que las pueden
confundir con las reinas y damas pintadas. Pero ¡ Hoy vi una
monarca! ¿Será local o ya están pasando las
Greenburg, Indiana, USA (39N, -85W)
of monarch butterflies were sighted in the trees on our 1-acre property.
It was approximately 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. We were wondering why they
were here and our investigations led us to your web site.
Guelph, Ontario, Canada (44N, -80W)
I only spotted a few monarchs as we drove along. Is it too early?
Are numbers down considerably?
Austin, Texas, USA (30N, -98W)
witnessed and heard of overnight clustering along river and creek
bottoms. How important are these areas to the migration? Can wetter
riparian areas mitigate the effects of drought?
you find others?
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