Date: 10/25/18 9:30 am
From: Donald C. Steinkraus <steinkr...>
Subject: Re: monarchs altitude
I have often wondered the same thing. I have seen them flying south over Fayetteville at the limits of my vision. Your observations of a plane hitting them at 14,000 feet is amazing.


From: The Birds of Arkansas Discussion List <ARBIRD-L...> on behalf of Jacque Brown <bluebird2...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:02 PM
To: <ARBIRD-L...>
Subject: monarchs altitude

Off subject a bit. While at the Ninestone field trip Sunday we were seeing quite a few Monarchs as well as birds. we got into a discussion of how high they fly, I commented that My sister and brother in law have a plane and were flying at 10,000 ft when they hit a flock of Monarch Butterflies. They had to land to clean off the plane. I e mailed them to check my memory, I was wrong about the altitude. It was 14,000 ft.

They live in Colorado but I donít remember where they were headed when they ran into them. Rexís family lived in New Hampshire. I think it may have been on the way home from there.

Jacque Brown

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