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Old 09-06-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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butterfly Watching the Monarch Migration - Fall 2018

The Monarch butterfly migration is underway! I knew that this was the historically prime time for the migration to start in my area (northeast Wisconsin), but it's always exciting to see it actually happening.

This year I found some migration maps that I haven't seen before. Journey North has maps that show current Fall Roost Sites, and PEAK Migration activity:
https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/?year=2018&map=monarch-adult-fall

Clicking on the dots brings up the sighting details (sometimes with photos) for that location/event. The menu on the right side of the map lets you pick what type of information you would like to see - just click on the arrow to the right of "Monarch Adult Sighted".
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:48 AM   #2
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That why we are seeing so many?
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:50 PM   #3
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Yes, I think so. If you look at the "Monarch PEAK Migration" menu choice on the map link in the first post there are several recent reports in our area: two in Norway, one in Iron Mountain and one in Menominee, MI. More reports in Door, Shawano, Winnebago, and Fond du Lac counties in WI.

There are also some recent roosting reports in many of those areas. The "Monarch Fall Roost" menu choice shows those.
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