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.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Saturday update 10/5/19

The temperature dropped into the upper 40s Friday night, yet many of the monarchs that moved into Cape May Point yesterday were still up early on Saturday, leaving their roosts before 8:00. Moderate NE winds were ideal for crossing Delaware Bay, and many of them headed out over the water to continue their migrations. There's a chance that more will arrive on Saturday afternoon, but as of late morning, monarch numbers had declined dramatically from Friday's peak. We are still seeing reports of many monarchs to our north, so we know there's a lot of the migration yet to come.

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