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Event: Monarch Fall Roost Duration: 04 hours 30 minutes Number: 250
Date of Sighting: 10/05/2013 Latitude: 40.6200 Longitude: -73.2600
Town: Robert Moses Beach, Babylon State/Province: NY Country:
Under near perfect conditions (sunny, high 70's, mild wsw wind) the monarchs migrated through the south shore of Long Island. Through out the 4 1/2 hours I spotted over 250 monarchs fluttering by and feeding on golden rod. Usually they feed until 4 pm / 4:30 pm and then leave to roost for the night, however today most of them were feeding until 6 pm with sunset @ 6:30. Some monarchs fluttered away and returned back to continue to feed on the golden rod. They looked very healthy. As previously this year, the roosts were relatively small 4-6 monarchs and many single roosts. Some monarchs choose to roost on the golden rod instead of the pine trees. Tonight is expected to stay warm in the low 60's. What a beautiful sight.
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