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Monarch Central Texas January - Danaus plexippus

Monarch Central Texas January - Danaus plexippus
32.132286, -97.857442, Somervell County, Texas, USA
January 15, 2012
Fortuitous observation. Flushed (along with 20 or so western meadowlarks) from prairie grass as I drove by in truck returning from clearing brush. Approx noon. Temp 50's, after overnight low near freezing. Wind 10+ mph. Seemed to prefer to land on ground, but flushed readily when I approached within 10-15 feet. Flew strongly.

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