Monarch Butterfly Migration Roosting in Southern Wisconsin on Sept 5, 2018

Monarch Butterflies roost though the state of Wisconsin in the fall of the year during their migration south. I was fortunate enough to get a call from Bruce that he had a tip on a roost location. There were numerous trees loaded up with the Monarch Butterflies at the location. To my knowledge, this morning the Monarch Butterflies had moved on. Maybe they were waiting for the rain to stop late last night and then get in on the more northern air flow to once again continue their journey migrating south. It was amazing to witness these butterflies in this form, a first time ever for me. Images were taken on September 6, 2018.

Monarch Butterfly

Binomial name: Danaus plexippus

Interesting note: Monarch Butterflies can fly up to 3,000 miles in their migration south and can fly 50-100 miles a day.

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

4 Responses to Monarch Butterfly Migration Roosting in Southern Wisconsin on Sept 5, 2018

  1. John McCaw says:

    Fantastic captures, Jim!

  2. Mary says:

    Those pictures brought tears because nature is so perfect and wonderful. I love monarchs and so much more. Thank you for these wonderful, wonderful pictures!!💞

  3. Carrol Fibich says:

    The same thing was going on at The Monarch Trail in Wauwatosa. They have left too!

  4. vicki mahkorn says:

    beautiful!… what a chance meeting… lucky you!…. to be clear, these pics were taken at Veterans Park?

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