Monarch Fall Roost

Date: 08/28/2009

Number: 100000

We own an 80 acre farm in Wayne County, near Hoskins NE and we have a bridle path running through our grove. On the evening of Aug. 28th, 2009 we were driving our Jeep through the path and at the base of the grove we saw thousands if not hundreds of thousands of monarchs flying in the trees trying to roost. At first we saw the trees moving not knowing what it was. Then when we saw what it was we were amazed. Our grandkids were in total amazement at the butterflies flying all around and above us. It was the greatest thing we have ever seen and we thank God and mother nature for such a wonderful sight.

Editor’s Note: We are estimating a minimum of 100000 monarchs based on observer’s estimate of “thousands if not hundreds of thousands of monarchs.”

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Hoskins, NE

Latitude: 42.2 Longitude: -97.3

Observed by: rick
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