Point Pelee National Park at the Tip
5:30-7:45pm Sunset 7:44
27°c Cloudy with west wind at 23/31kmh. 82% humidity
Before 5pm had been strong SW for 2 days.
Overnight low 19°c
Cold front arrived late Afternoon.
Established roosts at Tip shuttle stop at 5:30pm of 2's, 3's, 6. All increased by Sunset with largest of 43 monarchs. Monarchs clustered on Virginia creeper & Grape vines. Also on Hackberry, bare branches & a few on Juniper.
Further south at Tip interior & visiting twice only 4 individuals were seen. Rested on Hackberry & bare branches.
All appeared pristine but one had a very tattered forewing & it was the only one nectaring which it did on Goldenrod. Goldenrod is plentiful with some still fresh & others senescenced. Asters are beginning to bloom.
Observations by binoculars, camera & clicker.
Many more photos here-https://www.facebook.com/PeleeParadiseSanctuaryMonarchWaystation10275/
Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Darlene
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