Standing on the beach the Monarchs were approaching one-by-one from a northeasterly direction and continuing southwesterly direction. I counted 20 in about 5 minutes from 4:25 pm to 4:30 pm.
[Report moved from Monarch Adult Sighted to Monarch PEAK Migration by Journey North, 09/02/21]
[Additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 09/07/21]:
It was rather windy that day. Historical data (from The Weather Network) says the max wind speed was 41 km/h (further corroborated by the flags on the lifeguard chairs advising NO swimming because of the strong winds and waves) from the Northeast.
There are lots of trees and grasses and wildflowers such as clover, goldenrod and other natural vegetation, and deciduous trees, as there are parks and grass nearby the beach.
I would say the Monarchs were making a beeline. Some monarchs were quite high about 30' above while others were 6'-10' high. As I was on the beach, I didn't see any nectaring, they were flying towards the parklands.
According to historical data from Environment Canada, the temperature at the time was 23.7 C, dewpoint between 8.0-8.4, relative humidity 37% and sunny.
Latitude: 43.7 Longitude: -79.2
Observed by: Carolyn
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