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.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

They're STILL HERE?!?!

That's the reaction I've been getting the past couple of days, and YES! They ARE still here. And you know WHAT? There are still NEW ones coming through Cape May Point.  Every day I go out and mange to easily find monarchs that have no tags.  So this tells me that monarchs are still migrating, even this late in the season. Boy is it late in the season. But our NW winds are working their magic, bringing us the last steady stream.  They really like our lantana and yellow butterfly bushes, since the white butterfly bushes have all gone to seed. So if you hop on over to Whilldin and Harvard you'll see them nectaring there.  And if you drive down Harvard, they have been hanging out in a garden with lots of Zinnias.  Even today I saw monarchs steadily in the State Park.   It's a Beautiful day and will be getting warmer over the next few days, so COME ON DOWN to Cape May!!!

See you 'round the point!

2011 MMP Technician

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