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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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It looks like the monarchs are getting close to their final destination for this year:
https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/?year=2018&map=monarch-adult-fall
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It looks like the monarchs are getting close to their final destination for this year:
https://maps.journeynorth.org/map/?year=2018&map=monarch-adult-fall
I see many of the migrants heading to the Florida area. Do some monarchs winter over in Florida???
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Old 10-27-2018, 12:51 PM   #6
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When you are looking at the map at the link there is a menu box on the far right side. The first view of the map shows "Monarch Adult Sighted" in the menu box. Click on the menu box and select "Monarch PEAK Migration" and it will show the current migration status.

I think that there is a small resident population of monarchs that stay in Florida year round, but from the map it doesn't appear that there is any significant fall migration to Florida.
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When you are looking at the map at the link there is a menu box on the far right side. The first view of the map shows "Monarch Adult Sighted" in the menu box. Click on the menu box and select "Monarch PEAK Migration" and it will show the current migration status.

I think that there is a small resident population of monarchs that stay in Florida year round, but from the map it doesn't appear that there is any significant fall migration to Florida.
Got it. Thanks!!! Nice map!!!
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I see many of the migrants heading to the Florida area. Do some monarchs winter over in Florida???
There is an ongoing study about Florida, the resident population, and the migrants. It is a fact that some of the migrants decide Florida looks good and stop there. What is unknown is whether the decendents of those migrants become part of the Florida population or whether they head north when it is time to go.
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There is an ongoing study about Florida, the resident population, and the migrants. It is a fact that some of the migrants decide Florida looks good and stop there. What is unknown is whether the decendents of those migrants become part of the Florida population or whether they head north when it is time to go.
I'm down here in SW Florida for the winter. I'll try to find out some info on the subject. Haven't seen any monarchs yet, though I've been here but a few days now...
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