Sighting for September 30, 2021

Pat Sutton

Cape May Point, dune crossover at Lincoln and Cape Avenues
Cape May County, NJ

We picnicked with friends at 5 pm in CMPt at one of the dune crossovers and learned of the massive Monarch Roost that had started to form at 1 pm. Headed over to drink it in. We heard that estimates were 1,500 at this roost and another 1,500 at a roost by St Peter by the Sea church dune crossover. Every branch was covered with groupings of Monarchs. (Oct. 1st at liftoff the next morning, the numbers were far, far higher, many thousands.)

[Thanks for the wonderful photos. Beth Polvino also posted photos of this amazing event. -jm]

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Monarchs

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