Point Pelee National Park at the Tip 5:25-7pm Sunset 7:06
Daytime high 21°c
Overnight low 17c
21°c mostly sunny with light NNW wind @ 3/13kmh which had been light easterly all day til about 3pm.
5:25- upon arrival no clusters seen. Observed til about 6:15pm about 30 (out of the 65) flitting from north to south along the west shoreline to the Tip. Most flitted out a ways, some high & increasing & lowering altitude 25-50' southwesterly over Lake Erie testing the wind, with most returning to Tip treeline.
6:25-6:50 Observed monarchs flitting about fav Hackberry Tree in interior Tip area. No clusters established, just alot of flitting & circling about 30' up & higher above treetops. Those that settled did so individually on Hackberry or vines of grape or Virginia creeper. Activity ceased at about 6:50.
Lavender colored asters are in full bloom along with a few stems of Goldenrod.
The next 2 weeks are forecast to be consistent daytime highs of about 20c & overnight lows of about 15c. Still great temps for the stragglers. The last few evenings we've seen only 15 or so in 2 hr. period.
Monarchs appeared pristine with one male with small v cut out of one wing.
Note- included in count is report from friends at the Park in the afternoon for a 2 hr period. Observed 25 monarchs arrive from the north & flit south along west shoreline toward the Tip.
More photos & a video here-
Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Darlene
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