It's raining in Cape May right now, with rain and southeast winds likely to stop all migratory movement. Numbers of monarchs in Cape May are lower than they have been for about two weeks, yet there is still no shortage.
This morning, before the rain began, the breezes were keeping most monarchs off the dunes and the local gardens were the best places to visit. Below we show monarchs nectaring at lantana and butterfly bush at a private garden in Cape May Point. If you're looking for monarchs today, wait for a break in the rain and try the public garden at Triangle Park, located at the corner of Lighthouse and Coral.
If the forecast holds, Wednesday is likely to be another slow day for monarchs in Cape May, but the next cold front is due to arrive on Thursday. We hear reports of many monarchs still to our north, so the end of this week might bring another surge into Cape May Point. Whether there are any monarchs or few, Team Monarch will be working and we'll try our best to keep our readers updated regularly.