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.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Departure day

Monarchs were busy feeding on seaside goldenrod early this morning, and by mid-morning many were heading out across Delaware Bay to continue their southbound migrations.  Monarch numbers were down considerably by midday.  The winds are very favorable for monarch migration today, which is why many departed, but it's possible that these winds will bring a new batch of monarchs into Cape May.  We'll report back this evening to let you know if this has happened.

Monarch feeds on seaside goldenrod.

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