The Monarch Monitoring Project is a long-term study on monarch migration through Cape May, NJ. It is a part of the New Jersey Audubon Research Department, and closely affiliated with the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Monarch Madness!

Hi Everyone! It's been another great day to see Monarchs and get some serious tagging done around Cape May Point.  This morning, I got to witness a mass exodus of Monarchs flying across the bay to Delaware about 500 Monarchs a minute close to 8am.  It was amazing to see so many Monarchs in the air! 
Clarke catches a Monarch from a butterfly bush!
Samantha hunts for Monarchs!
     On the tagging front, today was amazing! I spent my morning tagging Monarchs landing on zinnias along the street close to the dune. I was able to tag and release over 160 Monarchs today! Luckily, I had lots of help from Samantha, Clarke, and Colin who are visiting Cape May on vacation. The three of them were able to catch an astounding 94 Monarchs at the way station located at 400 Coral Ave. 

Clarke, Colin, and Samantha have caught Monarch Madness!

Colin gets ready to release "Leaf" his tagged Monarch!

Tagging Team!

 More Monarchs to Come!
See you around the Point,

1 comment:

  1. Hi!!! I am monarch obsessed!!! Thank you for your post, if at all possible could someone please email me ASAP, tomorrow is my day off and I was wondering if the monarchs are still around? I would love to make the drive tmrw if possible!!! Please please please contact me ASAP!!!