|Event: Monarch PEAK Migration||Duration: 00 hours 01 minutes Number: 37|
|Date of Sighting: 10/16/2013||Latitude: 36.0168||Longitude: -78.6956|
|Town: Falls Lake||State/Province: NC||Country:|
|The 2013 tagging season resulted in my lowest totals of monarchs since discovering my “nectar superhighway” migration pathway. So far (October 18) I have tagged 82 monarchs out of 113 seen. Migration started slow with reports of 80-90% decline in monarch numbers. The hawk watches at Pilot Mountain noted a severe decline in migrant Monarchs, singles as opposed to hundreds!
As noted in previous years, sunny clear skies after a prolonged frontal system can cause a “flood gate opening” resulting in Oct 15 (10 monarchs), 16th (37) and 17th (30) making up the most of my season.
Courtesy of Monarch Watch
|Name: Brian B||Teacher's Name:|
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