We'd like to share to recent press pieces about our favorite butterflies and the work of the Monarch Monitoring Project. From Tuesday's Press of Atlantic City: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/pac/cape-may-monarch-numbers-best-in-years-halfway-through-count/article_f5fed063-53e2-57b7-bc72-c0fc47779b5d.html and from Philadelphia's WHYY: https://whyy.org/articles/cape-mays-monarch-butterfly-migration-population-varies-much/. Thanks to the terrific writers of these articles.
Meanwhile, Monday's heavy wind and rain are gone, and Tuesday is sunny and warm, with a gentle wind from the north. Monarchs have been active in the dunes at Cape May Point this morning -- not a big number, but a steady trickle moving back and forth through the seaside goldenrod patches. Some took off for Delaware. We keep receiving reports of more monarchs massing to our north, and we expect more to arrive into Cape May very soon. Will it happen later today? It's possible, but we just can't be sure. Stay tuned.