Point Pelee National Park
6:10-7:50 Sunset 7:51
23°c Sunny with W wind @ 24/36kmh
Daytime high 26°c. Overnight low 12°- coldfront arrived.
Upon arrival first observed a mated pair in young short 4' oak tree near shuttle stop area. Male was a bit worn & slightly tattered.
Also clusters already established low in 2's & 3's on Sumac & Dogwood. Also a few roosted on goldrod. All were only max 5' above the ground.
Visited the Tip interior & observed a few flitting about & 1 settled on Hackberry.
Largest cluster of 6.
All appeared pristine.
7pm returned to shuttle stop area where individuals & more clusters of 2 & 3 were seen. Some on Virginia creeper vines.
While driving down at 6:10 had noticed 3 flitting about trees cascading over roadway near Sparrow Field. 7:30pm walked to that area to check & observed clusters of 2's & 3's totalling about 12 monarchs.
Observation by binoculars, camera & clicker.
More photos here-https://www.facebook.com/PeleeParadiseSanctuaryMonarchWaystation10275/
Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Darlene
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