Ithaca, New York (42N, -77W)
We saw one monarch headed south over our playground today! We were
watching for 45 minutes.
Mason City, Iowa (43N, -93W)
Four Oaks School 5th grade students went out to the windbreak for
30 minutes to tag monarchs and sighted 21 in that short time. They
were flying southerly, stopping to rest, eat and drink. Our weather
has been unseasonably warm, so there are many stragglers this year!
Iola, Kansas (38N, -95W)
My two best friends and I were playing at the park when we saw four
monarchs fluttering about eating nectar. Then more and more monarchs
came until we saw altogether about 13. We kept watching and over
the next hour and a half they all flew away going west.
Clemson, South Carolina (35N, -83W)
My classmates and I saw 2 monarch butterflies while conducting an
Ecology field exercise at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens adjacent
to Clemson University. We were watching for 40 minutes.
Observed twenty monarchs in twenty minutes. They were heading west
with the wind.
Mequon, Wisconsin (43N, -88W)
Concordia University Wisconsin Bioology students observed 49 monarchs
migrating past our Lake Michigan lakefront campus. We were watching
for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Monarchs moving through the Audubon Nature Center again today. We
counted 46 in thirty minutes. Most stop to feed in the prairie which
is located on a terrace above Lake Michigan, there were fewer in
the prairies further west. My observation time: I was watching for
We observed 33 monarchs passing by and dropping off in the prarie
to feed on sunflowers and goldenrod on the grounds of the Schlitz
Audubon Nature Center. We are very close to Lake Michigan, and I
think they use the thermals of the lake to move south. My observation
time: I was watching for 30 minutes.
Bird Island, MN
Driving from my home in Bird Island towards the Twin Cities, I was
delighted to observe approximately 45 butterflies migrating straight
South. I was traveling due East at 65 mph and encountered a butterfly
or two every minute for over half an hour. Once it stopped I only
saw five more monarchs for the rest of my 100 mile trip. It was
simply delightful! My observation time: I was watching for 30 minutes.
you report your own migration sightings,
please include standard units of measurement.
us how many monarchs per hour (or monarchs
per minute) you see!