|Event: Monarch PEAK Migration||Duration: 00 hours 25 minutes Number: 60|
|Date of Sighting: 10/28/2012||Latitude: 28.5289||Longitude: -96.6789|
|Town: Port Lavaca||State/Province: TX||Country:|
|The wind has been strong out of the northwest and now down to north @ 11 mph. We saw the first monarch on the peninsula at the north end of the Lavaca Bay Causeway midafternoon yesternoon (10/27).
It was staying at the height of the grass along the edge of bay as did the few that followed.
Today (10/28) we saw the first coming across the causeway on our first trip over at 11:00. We let it calm down a bit more and at 1:00 there was a good trickle coming from the NE. We saw about 60 in 25 minutes some flying hard to the SW, others nectaring on a thin row of camphor daises that TXDot couldn't mow. Coming back across the causeway in the 3 minutes that I looked at the clock, we drove by or under 8 monarchs crossing Lavaca Bay.
Now to see what they are doing later when the wind calms a bit more and temp gets into the 70's ... Altus is getting her netting gear ready ... tomorrow may be the best day before the wind turns to the east.
|Name: Harlen E. A||Teacher's Name: Harlen E. A|
|City: Port Lavaca||School: Victoria Christian School 7-8 retired|
|State/Province: TX||Grade: 7|
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