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What is a Roost?
Three monarchs gathered for the night on August 27th near Christina Westley's home in South Dakota. Last year she had a roost of 200 monarchs on the same date.

"Not sure if this counts as a fall roost. I was walking my treeline that the monarchs used last year and saw 3 flying around. I did take a picture of these 2 males. I saw the one earlier in the day nectaring on my blazing stars. He is very crinkly and tattered but gets around fine."

Christina Westley  Bushnell, South Dakota  August 27, 2013
Monarch butterfllies roosting in South Dakota