Monarch Adult Sighted
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Date: 11/02/2022

Number: 3

Arrived at the tip at Point Pelee National Park approximately 08:30. Fog patches in the area and out on Lake Erie. The temperature in my car read 9°C when I got out. Back in the town of Leamington it was only 5°C. Perfectly calm wind and water. Headed to the east beach to enjoy the warmth of the sunrise while I walked and picked up garbage. While looking up to to observe the river of blackbirds migrating south, a Monarch flew by headed south just at treetop level. I tried to follow it, but was unsuccessful. I didn’t get my camera out in time, so I have no picture of it. I had dropped my garbage while trying to catch the monarch so I headed back to pick it up. When I looked up from picking up the garbage there was a Monarch fluttering at the top of a Mulberry tree. It took him a minute to settle himself, and while he sat there with his wings out warming himself, I was able to get a photograph. (I will have to send my photograph separately once I get it off the camera.) Spoke with a gentleman walking along the beach and he indicated that further north he had seen around 14 monarchs, so I headed back that way. I observed one more monarch sunning itself on the trunk of a tree but was not able to locate any more. Observations with naked eye and binoculars. Time of observation of the first Monarch approximately 09:00. Observation of third Monarch approximately 09:50. What a treat on Dia de los Muertos.

[Photo contributed by observer, added by Journey North, 11/04/22]

Point Pelee National Park, ON

Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Laura
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