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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

More press coverage, Tuesday outlook

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:  and from Philadelphia's WHYY:  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.


  1. We are here on Wednesday 10/11 and have seen very few at Cape May Point. Are we too early?

  2. They were hunkered down when it was raining, but my goodness, did you check the beach from one of the dune crossovers at Cape May Point? There was a steady stream of monarchs moving here for most of the day, many hundreds, along with excellent bird migration. They were feeding on the seaside goldenrod and in garden plants along Harvard Ave. and others within a few blocks of the ocean.