Monarch Fall Roost
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Date: 09/28/2021

Number: 200

Point Pelee National Park at the Tip 4:45-7:30pm Sunset 7:16

19c Sunny with SE wind @ 4/18kmh. Wind had been NE til around 4pm.
Daytime high 19c overnight low 8c.
Along west path observed one monarch nectaring on lavender colored asters & another on senescenced Goldenrod.
Observed along west shoreline about 40 monarchs individually arrive from the north flitting s. Some went out over Lake off the Tip. Most returned to land having encountered stronger unfavourable wind. 40 in 60 minutes.
6pm no clusters located in interior Tip area.
Proceeded north to shuttle stop area. Along walk observed a male with tear on wing basking in the sunshine on low foliage.
At shuttle stop area many monarchs circling & flitting about tree tops. Had a count on clicker of about 120.
6:55pm Monarchs began to establish clusters on two tree tips of tall Hackberry 80'+? on east side of road & east side of tree not very visible from the road. No other possible viewing area. I'm positive there were more clusters judging from cluster behaviour but unable to view.
Counted only what was visible by eye, binoculars & camera.

Most appeared pristine other than 1 with tear on wing.

More photos & a video here-

Leamington, ON

Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Darlene
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