Sighting for May 14, 2022

Roy Cohutta

Chickasawhatchee WMA
Dougherty County, GA

Slowly went straight down the gravel road for 6.6 miles. In 2 hours, 15 minutes I cleanly counted at least 24 Monarchs. I was happily surprised by this. They looked fresh. I can only imagine how many Monarchs are really in this large WMA.

Photographed both Asclepias perennis and A. tuberosa in bloom. I included a photo of a Monarch on A. perennis in the swamp.

2 extremely aerobatic Duskywings not identified to species.

1415-1630, 83-84F, Wind NE, 3-4MPH, Cloud Cover 43-66%

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 1
  • Cabbage White 5
  • Sleepy Orange 7
  • American Lady 1
  • Common Buckeye 4
  • Carolina Satyr 1
  • Monarch 24
  • Queen 4