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.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Noticeable Migration Today

There was a noticeable influx of monarchs into Cape May Point this afternoon. Not so many for us to urge everyone to race on down to see it, but enough to get our crew excited. Most of the monarchs we saw today were bright and fresh, the ones that are headed to Mexico. Gentle northwest winds are predicted for tomorrow, a perfect forecast for bringing more monarchs into Cape May. How many will arrive? I wish there was a way to predict. But there isn't, so we'll just have to let you know tomorrow.

Meanwhile, our program season is now underway.  Attendance was low at last Saturday's first tagging demo since a heavy rainstorm was happening, but our first two 11 am "drop-in" sessions at the Triangle Park were both well attended.  If you come visit Cape May this fall we hope you'll come visit our staff at one of our events.

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