Sighting for December 26, 2019

Ken Wilson

A city park in Fremont
Alameda County, CA

Partly sunny, low 60s. This site had previously been an over-wintering location for Monarchs. On January 10, 2012, according to park staff there were an estimated 4200 Monarchs there that day. They said on a normal year only 200-300 Monarchs stayed over-winter but a wet winter the previous year helped boost the numbers. Last year (2018) an estimated 10 Monarchs over-wintered there and this year only 5 have been observed. The pictures were taken 01/10/12.

  • Monarch 1