|News Flash: First Monarchs Sighted at Overwintering Region!|
October 22, 2010
Dear Journey North Friends,
That it was. The first Monarch was flying along the road beside some trees for a few seconds, but absolutely long enough for us to recognize it. It disappeared for a about five minutes and then appeared again flying slowly away into the woods.
Next we drove to a different side of El Cerrito and saw two more flying as well, one not so far, and the other far away only passing by.
Bienvenido a Angangueo, Monarcas! (Welcome to Angangueo, monarchs!!!)
Once into the woods I could immediately see there were dozens of monarchs scattered and flying in the area. I estimate there were more than 300. In the tip of some branches there were small groups of four to six of them, as you can see in one of the photos attached.
Look at the chart now!!!
We'll continue to monitor the monarchs' arrival and report to you next week,
Estela and Fernando Romero
Photos by Estela Romero
|The next Monarch Migration Update will be posted on October 28, 2010.|