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Monarch butterflies need the sun to warm them up before they fly off for the day.

Recently, I told you to keep an eye out for monarch butterflies coming through our area during their southward migration to Mexico.

I got lucky myself while at work earlier this week, as Kankakee Sands has been hosting thousands of roosting monarchs at our bison overlook area.

The bison overlook area sits upon an island of sand with scattered black oak and cherry trees.

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