Approximately 75 monarchs seen 5:45-7:40pm before 7:31 sunset at Tip at Point Pelee National Park. At Tip shuttle stop there was a few monarchs flying at tree tops. Walking down to Tip numerous monarchs flew in from the south & west along with hundreds of dragonflies.
ASTERS were the food of choice this evening. All along west path asters have finally bloomed and even though there's still plenty of Goldenrod & Woodland Sunflowers the monarchs intensely nectared on asters. Observed two loose clusters 2 & of 3 looking east into trees. Several individuals roosted alone.
Along west shoreline 3 intensely nectared on New England Asters.
7pm Back at shuttle stop observed 8 or 10 monarchs flitting about high up around shektered Hackberry over shuttle road. They began to establish a cluster 30' up & by 7:15 all activity ceased.
Partly sunny & 20°c. Daytime high 23°c. ESE wind @16/23kmh. Overnight low 16°c. Warmer temps both day & night for next few days.
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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