Approximately 52 monarchs seen 6:20-7:45pm before 7:46 sunset at Tip at Point Pelee National Park. No monarchs seen below tower nectating on the plentiful flowers. Walking south down west path observed monarchs fly in north from the west shoreline & toward Tip shuttle stop. Observed same on walk back up & one settled into a fall webworm eaten walnut tree. 7:25 back up at the shuttle stop monarchs started to show interest in settling in & establishing a cluster. 7:35 a cluster of three was located on bare vines in front of where shuttle stops. Others were individually settled on vines & on Hackberry trees. By 7:40 all activity stopped. Mostly cloudy & 21°c. North wind most of the day changed late afternoon to SSE & a light 8kmh. The lake was like glass. Daytime high 23°c. Overnight low 18° with rain in the forecast.
Most appeared pristine.
Observations by eye, binoculars,camera
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Point Pelee National Park, ON
Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Darlene
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