Sighting for September 13, 2019

Robert Bell

Crossroads UMC prairie planting, Washington
Tazewell County, IL

I came upon several hundred monarchs sheltering in two small groves of black locust trees on the north side of the prairie. They were gradually departing into a 20 mph, gusty wind.
74 degrees, partly cloudy.

  • Black Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White abundant
  • Orange Sulphur 5
  • Cloudless Sulphur 7
  • Little Yellow superabundant
  • Dainty Sulphur 1
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue common
  • Variegated Fritillary 1
  • Pearl Crescent common
  • Painted Lady abundant
  • Common Buckeye abundant
  • Viceroy 1
  • Monarch superabundant
  • Silver-spotted Skipper common
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing 8
  • Fiery Skipper abundant
  • Peck's Skipper abundant