Monarch Fall Roost
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Date: 10/09/2023

Number: 37

4:50-6:40 before 6:58 sunset, about 37 monarchs located on east side of Tip at Point Pelee National Park, in clusters already established (5:05), looking west standing on east sandy shoreline. A couple of monarchs still flying around quickly joined established clusters. They were in Hackberry trees mostly up to 25' all on east/southeast sides of trees to catch the sunrise to warm. There were clusters of 3's up to 9.
Partly sunny & 12°c, real feel of 11c, with very strong west wind @ 36/51kmh.
Daytime high 13c, overnight low 9°c. Unfavourable west wind continues through Wednesday. North wind arrives Thursday Oct. 12th & hopefully monarchs at the Park will continue their journey north. Rain is in the forecast too. Plenty of asters in the park to sustain them. But they've not left the trees they're grasping against the mighty wind.

Observation by eye, binoculars, camera

More photos at fb page- Pelee Paradise Monarchs

Point Pelee National Park, ON

Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Darlene
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