Today was one of the better monarch days we have had all season. Monarchs were seen all over Cape May Point. Our census numbers were high, the tagging was constant, and we even had a group of school children come and spend the day with the Monarch Monitoring Project. It was a busy day that did not slow down until sunset.
|Monarchs didn't even mind sharing nectar sources!|
It will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings. The wind conditions are predicted to be west/ northwest, which is always what we look for in a good flight. It is going to be cooler tomorrow, and breezier as well. Some weather forecasts are calling for gusts up to 26 miles per hour. We will have to see how these conditions work together, and influence the monarch flight.
|Clear skies, warm air, and lots of butterflies.|
We were happy to spend the afternoon with a school group from Parkesburg, Pennsylvania. Some of the kids who visited came with their own experience raising monarchs, and others were learning about monarch ecology for the first time. They were certainly a lively bunch, and were counting monarchs, learning about the tagging process, and asking questions all afternoon.