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Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 11/08/2013

Number: 42

42 monarchs Thur & Fri netted

Altus and I got out across the causeway about 10:15 this morning and Altus worked the line of sunflowers for over an hour. She managed to net twenty-one monarchs that wanted to stop to nectar on the freshest of the flowers. I could sit in the Tahoe and watch with binocs and many times call out to her where a monarch was or it was going to land. Many, many more than this were going past to the other side of the TX35 peninsula towards Port Lavaca ... at the best time there were at least three a minute passing within fifty feet of a fixed point. Not good, but there were at least some!

We went back about 3:30 and Altus worked a narrow line of seaside daises for about an hour plus a few very short seaside goldenrod and got an additional dozen. So on Thurs and Fri she has netted 42 monarchs coming down the Coastal Flyway.

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Port Lavaca, TX

Latitude: 28.5 Longitude: -96.7

Observed by: Harlen E.
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