Monarch numbers are down again, although you can certainly still find sizable bunches of Monarchs if you know where to look (i.e. gardens with good flowers for nectaring). There are rumors of a northernly wind this weekend, which would hopefully bring in a new batch of Monarchs to Cape May. Over all, people are reporting good numbers of Monarchs in the northeast but poor numbers in the midwest. What this means for the Monarch population as a whole is yet to be seen.
While you are waiting for the next wave of Monarchs to come in, go check out the Monarch displays and tanks at both the Cape May Bird Observatory and the Nature Center of Cape May!
|Tagged Monarch, with shadow of tag visible through the left hindwing|