Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 11/08/2021

Number: 1

Sunny, warm, 11C, strong southwest wind when I arrived at the tip parking lot at Point Pelee National Park. Headed to the east beach for a walk and a cleanup. While observing some dead minnows washed up on the beach, I disturbed a Monarch. She flew around a little and came to rest on the sand. After about 15 minutes she flew up and over the tree line headed west when I lost sight of her. I continued my walk along the beach heading south to the tip. My hands were full of garbage by now so I headed to the garbage can on the west path when I spotted her again. She was flying low over Lake Erie just off the west side of the tip directly into the southwest wind but being blown northeast. I lost sight of her again. Elapsed time between two sightings approximately 10 minutes. Weather forecast to stay above freezing for the rest of the week so hopefully she makes her crossing soon. Still some nectar sources on the west side of the tip. Latest sighting for me ever.
(Please don't release helium balloons; they and their strings end up in the lake and subsequently on the beach.)

Leamington, ON

Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Laura
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