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

Still Waiting for the First Big Arrival

When several days pass without an update, it probably means that we are not seeing much of a change in the monarch numbers at Cape May.  As with our last report, we are seeing modest numbers of monarchs in Cape May today.  It does seem like there are fewer older monarchs of the year's last non-migratory generation and more of the migrants, but not that many more.  Yet.

Winds are blowing from the northwest today, the direction that most frequently brings monarchs into Cape May.  There's a chance we could see a noticeable increase in monarchs as the day progresses.  We will report back this evening, sooner if we see a big arrival developing.

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