Cape May Monarch Migration Results!

Dick Walton shared the following with Monarch Watch colleagues — a 20-year synopsis of monarch migration activity in Cape May.  As he notes, predicted gloom and doom notwithstanding, 2011 was a pretty good year:

>>Hello Monarch Fans:

Tori Pocus counted 10 monarchs on the final census run of the 2011 season. Despite some rather dire predictions prior to the 2011 migration, in Cape Maywe recorded slightly better than average numbers of monarchs as measured againstour data for 2 decades. Of course this is just one snapshot of migrants moving across a broad front. However, our the Cape May Road Census is one of only two (Peninsula Point, Michigan is the other) quantitative measures of southbound migrants. Details are on our website.
Below is a graph (thanks to Andy Davis)  showing yearly census numbers for 20 years.
We thank all who have taken an interest in our work and as always we hope to  . . .
See You At The Point,
Dick Walton
Director, Monarch Monitoring Project
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