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Migrant Monarch

Posted on Oct 18, 2014

Today I was thrilled to see several dozen Monarch butterflies as I surveyed a classic fall migration spot on the Connecticut coast. While this total may far under historic sums seen there it is still better than the last couple of years. This male, sexed by the black patches on the hind wings, was one of the more cooperatives individuals. I’ll share more photos of them all week. What are your Monarch counts looking like?

Monarch butterfly Stratford Point RTPI-0281

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator