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, September 25, 2018

Monarch numbers have increased

Monarch numbers are up!  It's the best day of the season so far, with good numbers all around the Cape.  Not massive numbers like we see some years -- we're still hoping that will happen this year -- but the best so far.  A bit of a surprise given that winds are blowing from the southeast.  We don't know if this is a temporary increase or if the numbers will continue to climb in the days ahead, but we promise to report back either way.

1 comment:

  1. Great to hear! We can't really say the same here in Long Island, it appears are numbers are decreasing for the end of the season but nevertheless we are still monitoring! Looking forward to your next update.