Monarch PEAK Migration

Date: 09/06/2017

Number: 100

The monarch migration is in full swing in Lincoln, Nebraska. Driving home yesterday, in 3.5 miles I spotted at least 100 monarchs flying low to the ground in the mid-morning. It took me about 10-15 minutes to drive that distance.

The monarchs were all flying due south. You could tell they were on a mission! They weren't flapping their wings erratically like painted ladies do. They were coasting along.

When I got home, I spotted many more monarchs in my yard enjoying my nectaring plants. Such a welcoming sight! I have also had loads of painted ladies in my yard, too.

My friend, Ranelle Maltas, took this video of a whole lot of butterflies near the University of Nebraska, Lincoln campus and there were about a dozen painted ladies, but one beautiful female monarch was clearly visible on the front of the Sedum they were drinking from. I think it is awesome to see the ratio of Monarch to Painted Ladies.

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Lincoln, NE

Latitude: 40.8 Longitude: -96.7

Observed by: Heather
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