Departing at Daybreak

Journey North

"There were about 400 monarchs roosting here last evening. Most were grouped together on a pine tree but there were smaller groups scattered in other trees. The wind was quite brisk from the northwest. By morning, there was a light north wind. As soon as the sun warmed their wings, the monarchs flew away. They had a perfect day for travel."

— Emily McCormick, Mount Cory, Ohio, September 19, 2015

Monarch Butterfly
Emily McCormick