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Event: Monarch PEAK Migration Duration: 03 hours 00 minutes Number: 18
Date of Sighting: 09/08/2013 Latitude: 40.6232 Longitude: -73.2598
Town: Robert Moses Beach, Babylon State/Province: NY Country:
On a beautiful sunny, 80 degree day with a moderate north wind I spotted 18 monarchs fluttering by in a three hour period. They were flying from east to west and mostly solo. This is the first sign of the migration I have witnessed this season. The monarchs were flying with dragonflies and damselflies. I counted in upwards of over 1000 dragonflies, so the monarchs should hopefully be arriving shortly. More than half of the pinetrees in the area where the monarchs traditionally roost overnight were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, so although food is abundant, not sure what will happen at nightfall.
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