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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A Late Surge?

There was a noticeable increase in monarch numbers around Cape May Point yesterday, and a cold front will bring winds from the northwest beginning Wednesday afternoon.  Northwest winds are usually the best for bringing monarchs into Cape May.  So if the season has one more push of monarchs for us, it should occur over the next few days.  Any monarchs arriving in Cape May will find plenty of nectar from the seaside goldenrod, which is blooming prolifically along the dunes.  Stay tuned and we will update when we know more.

The goldenrod is ready and waiting.

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