Though it’s nearly mid October I saw monarch butterflies migrating through Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday October 10 & 11. Their timing seems late, but they were given a boost by August-like weather early this month.
You can follow their progress across the U.S. on Journey North’s monarch butterfly blog where you’ll find:
- The long awaited peak migration has come.
- Monarchs streamed across Kansas and Oklahoma on 5 October, creating a butterfly front reported with video in the Washington Post.
- There was an amazing roost of 30,000 monarchs in Wiley, Colorado on 30 Sept.
- See the Fall 2019 monarch sightings map. Where are they now?
Today’s rain will put a damper on monarch migration in Pittsburgh but we can watch from afar as the butterflies make their way to Mexico.
(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption to see the original)