Even more monarchs
The map shown below, from Journey North's real-time monitoring through citizen science efforts at schools and by individuals, indicates the abundance of PEAK sightings, reflected by seeing many monarchs at the same time, either roosting, nectaring, or flying by. The fall migration paths are much less predictable than spring migration, apparently, and whether we see them is also affected by favorable migration weather (they may stay high during migration for longer periods).
According to the migration maps I just looked at, northerly migration is more likely to come through the mountains, whereas the southern journey tends to follow the coast and midlands (explaining my Hilton Head sighting years ago).
|from the U.S. Forest Service site on monarchs|
But this year's migration currently is showing peak migration sighting reports in our area.
|From Journey North's PEAK migration setting in their current map|
There certainly are a LOT more here than I've ever seen -- it's an encouraging sight.