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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday evening update

We enjoyed another day with lots of monarchs in Cape May Point, with many of those monarchs now sporting new tags.  We also had a great day of educational outreach, with 40 people coming to our casual 11 am drop-in program at the Triangle Garden and more than 80 at our 2 pm tagging demo, including two outstanding school groups.  The 11 am programs continue every day through Oct. 18, but we have just 3 more scheduled tagging demos, Oct. 10, 11, and 17.  If monarch numbers continue to be good, however, we will add some impromptu extra programs.

There's a cold front with rain showers passing through Cape May right now (late Friday evening), and tomorrow we expect northerly winds and a high temperature just in the lower 60s.  Our best guess is that the weekend will continue to see many monarchs around Cape May Point, but that's just a guess, the insects sometimes fool us.  All we can do is plan to get up early and head out there to check, and that's exactly what our team will do.  Stay tuned for a status update on Saturday.

No comments:

Post a Comment