Monarch Fall Roost
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Date: 09/12/2021

Number: 200

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-

Leamington, ON

Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Darlene
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