5:20-6:50 before 7:01 sunset, about 185 monarchs located on east side of Tip at Point Pelee National Park, in clusters already established (5:40), looking west from standing on east sandy shoreline. A few monarchs still flying around quickly joined established clusters. They were in Hackberry trees mostly up to 45/50', with one cluster lower at about 15', all on east/southeast sides of trees to catch tomorrow's sunrise to warm. There were clusters of 2's & 3's, 9, 17, a couple 20's with largest of 27.
Partly sunny & 13°c, real feel of 11c, with very strong west wind @ 30/48kmh.
Daytime high 15c, overnight low 6°c. Unfavourable west wind will continue for a few days. Plenty of asters in the park to sustain them.
Observations by eye, binoculars & camera.
Many visitors also admiring the monarchs.
More photos here-
Point Pelee National Park, ON
Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5
Observed by: Darlene
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