This week was truly monarch mania and had all of us here in Cape May glued to the skies swirling with black and orange splendor. Even the birders couldn't ignore the plethora of plexipus! The census has reflected this influx of monarchs with a whopping 210.0 dpph (Danaus plexippus per hour). I must also note that last week's dpph has changed due to a calculation error, which has now been corrected. Here is the updated graph:
PSSSSSSSST!!!--- If you are looking for Monarchs roosting, check out the pines along the dunes of Lincoln & Cape Ave. Also, tonight I found several small roosts of monarchs in Cape May Point State Park along the trail by the dune. Look for them in the bayberry there.
Keep your eyes on the skies (and in the bushes)!
2011 MMP Technician