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Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:22:23 -0500
From: Mike Quinn <entomike...>
Subject: 5000 monarchs - Guadalupe River State Park - 10/18/2017

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Greetings Texas Monarch Enthusiasts!

Below are some of the more significant recent monarch sightings coming down
the Central Flyway as reported to Journey North:
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch.html

The significant observations over the last 10 days were in the eastern
portion of the Central Flyway:
http://texasento.net/fall_peak.htm

You can report your ownmonarch sightings to Journey North here:
https://www.learner.org/jnorth/sightings/

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09/30/2017
Apache,OK (sw OK, n. of Lawton)
Number Sighted: 2500
Comments: These stayed an entire week.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_roost.html?record_id=1507518022

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10/05/2017
Childress, TX (nr. Red River)
Number Sighted: 543
Comments: <snip> Yesterday evening (Oct. 5), monarchs were pouring down US
Hwy 83/62 betw. Childress and Paducha. survey - 543 Monarchs in 10 minutes
(1836-1846) - naked eye survey @ 17982 US. Hwy 83. light wind out of north.
conducted two prior surveys in the vicinity with comparable numbers.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=1507558942

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10/12/2017
Gatesville, TX
Number Sighted: 1500
Comments: On 10-12-17, I counted 1500 monarch in 8 hours... <snip>
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=1507862992

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10/17/2017
Kerrville,TX
Number Sighted: 500
Comments: A friend had many Monarchs nectaring on Cowpen Daisy. As the sun
went down she observed hundreds of them flocking to this very large Oak
tree to roost! I went to the site next morning at 8 but it was abandoned
even though it was only 44 degrees.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_roost.html?record_id=1508415389

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10/17/2017
Canyon Lake, TX
Number Sighted: 500
Comments: There was a steady stream of monarchs arriving most of the
afternoon. They are large & healthy and are nectaring heavily.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=1508415392

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10/18/2017
Guadalupe River State Park, TX
Number Sighted: 5000
<snip> So per hour at least 100 in just that one patch covering maybe 1000
square feet. Per day given the size of the park and the numerous patches,
3-5,000 at least.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=1508448279

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10/19/2017
Glenn Heights, TX
Number Sighted: 475
Comments: Numbers up by roughly 125 from yesterday. I expect they will
continue to climb until the cold front comes through on Saturday
night/Sunday morning.
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=1508448042

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10/20/2017
Temple, TX
Number Sighted: 3000
Comments: 3000 is a conservative estimate for the entire week of
10/16-10/12 across Fort Hood... <snip>
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=1508593430

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Mike Quinn, Austin
__________________________
Texas Monarch Watch, est. 1993
http://texasento.net/dplex.htm

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<div dir=3D"ltr">Greetings Texas Monarch Enthusiasts!<div><br></div><div>Be=
low are some of the more significant recent monarch sightings coming down t=
he Central Flyway as reported to Journey North:<br><a href=3D"http://www.le=
arner.org/jnorth/maps/monarch.html">http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/mona=
rch.html</a><br><br>The significant observations over the last 10 days were=
in the eastern portion of the Central Flyway:<br><a href=3D"http://texasen=
to.net/fall_peak.htm">http://texasento.net/fall_peak.htm</a></div><div><br>=
</div><div>You can report your ownmonarch sightings to Journey North here:<=
/div><div><a href=3D"https://www.learner.org/jnorth/sightings/">https://www=
.learner.org/jnorth/sightings/</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>09/30/2017<br>Apache,OK (sw OK, n. of Lawton)<br>=
Number Sighted: 2500<br>Comments: These stayed an entire week.<br><a href=
=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_roost.html?recor=
d_id=3D1507518022">http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_r=
oost.html?record_id=3D1507518022</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>10/05/2017<br>Childress, TX (nr. Red River)<br=
>Number Sighted: 543<br>Comments: &lt;snip&gt; Yesterday evening (Oct. 5), =
monarchs were pouring down US Hwy 83/62 betw. Childress and Paducha. survey=
- 543 Monarchs in 10 minutes (1836-1846) - naked eye survey @ 17982 US. Hw=
y 83. light wind out of north. conducted two prior surveys in the vicinity =
with comparable numbers.<br><a href=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/r=
ecord_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1507558942">http://www.learner.org=
/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1507558942</a><br><b=
r>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>10/12/2017<br=
>Gatesville, TX<br>Number Sighted: 1500<br>Comments: On 10-12-17, I counted=
1500 monarch in 8 hours... &lt;snip&gt;<br><a href=3D"http://www.learner.o=
rg/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1507862992">http:/=
/www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1507=
862992</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><b=
r>10/17/2017<br>Kerrville,TX<br>Number Sighted: 500<br>Comments: A friend h=
ad many Monarchs nectaring on Cowpen Daisy. As the sun went down she observ=
ed hundreds of them flocking to this very large Oak tree to roost! I went t=
o the site next morning at 8 but it was abandoned even though it was only 4=
4 degrees.<br><a href=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_=
fall_roost.html?record_id=3D1508415389">http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/=
record_monarch_fall_roost.html?record_id=3D1508415389</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>10/17/2017<br>Canyon Lake=
, TX<br>Number Sighted: 500<br>Comments: There was a steady stream of monar=
chs arriving most of the afternoon. They are large &amp; healthy and are ne=
ctaring heavily.<br><a href=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_mo=
narch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1508415392">http://www.learner.org/jnorth/=
maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1508415392</a><br><br>=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>10/18/2017<br>Guadalup=
e River State Park, TX<br>Number Sighted: 5000<br>&lt;snip&gt; So per hour =
at least 100 in just that one patch covering maybe 1000 square feet. Per da=
y given the size of the park and the numerous patches, 3-5,000 at least.<br=
><a href=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.htm=
l?record_id=3D1508448279">http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch=
_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1508448279</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>10/19/2017<br>Glenn Heights, TX<br>Numbe=
r Sighted: 475 <br>Comments: Numbers up by roughly 125 from yesterday. I ex=
pect they will continue to climb until the cold front comes through on Satu=
rday night/Sunday morning.<br><a href=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps=
/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1508448042">http://www.learner.o=
rg/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1508448042</a><br>=
<br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>10/20/2017=
<br>Temple, TX<br>Number Sighted: 3000<br>Comments: 3000 is a conservative =
estimate for the entire week of 10/16-10/12 across Fort Hood... &lt;snip&gt=
;<br><a href=3D"http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_monarch_fall_peak=
.html?record_id=3D1508593430">http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/record_mon=
arch_fall_peak.html?record_id=3D1508593430</a><br><br>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D<br><br>Mike Quinn, Austin<br>_______________=
___________<br>Texas Monarch Watch, est. 1993<br><a href=3D"http://texasent=
o.net/dplex.htm">http://texasento.net/dplex.htm</a><br></div></div>
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