Early this morning (October 10) the roost count was 97 monarchs. They seem to be staying for now (as of noon). On October 8th, the count for flying past on part of the sky was 197 in 1.5 hours. I am 1.5 miles east of Cherokee, TX. I have not seen nearly this many in the 10 years we have lived here. On our place they like Dwarf Crownbeard instead of the Golden Crownbread others tell me they like. We have both. This is the best picture I've been able to get so far; it's windy here and the lighting is problematic. I will try to get more.
Editor's Note: We are dating this report 9 October, assuming the 97 monarchs reported for 10 October were present that night. We use evening dates for consistency.
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