Paul Cherubini paulcher at
Tue Sep 7 18:01:38 EDT 1999

MagritAsh at wrote:
> On Saturday, September 4 at 6:00pm I was at the Observation Deck on the 49th
> floor of the Carew Tower in Cincinnati, Ohio and I saw a Monarch at that
> height flying around.  Did not see a tag and did not see if it was Male or
> Female.  Did not appear wore out.  Surprise to see a Monarch flying at that
> altitude.

Prof. David Gibo at the University of Toronto has documented that monarchs routinely soar 
hundreds of feet in the air during their southward fall migration - especially during tail wind 
conditions. He also wrote a paper about how glider pilots (such as himself) sometimes see 
monarchs thousands of feet in the air.

Paul Cherubini

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