After dropping my son at school for his second day I went to check the same spot as yesterday. Time of observation was approximately 8:30 AM. As I had surmised the Monarchs have not left; in fact more seem to have arrived. Moderate wind from the southwest, sunny, temperatures around 18C. Monarchs were scattered on various trees both coniferous and deciduous in the garden and pathway nearby. Two larger clusters were found; one on the same deciduous tree as yesterday (25) and another further down the path spread between two pine trees growing close together (100.) Once again the Monarchs were sheltering on the leeward side of the trees out of the wind. The pine tree roost was about chest height. The monarchs in the deciduous tree were just above head height. I have photos to share but unable to figure out how to attach them to this report.
[Additional information contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 09/13/21]:
For the roosted monarchs in this report, using my binaculars, I counted them individually and rounded to the nearest 10 to account for the odd one I may have missed. Observations were over the course of roughly an hour.
Latitude: 42 Longitude: -82.6
Observed by: Laura
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