Monarch Adult Sighted

Date: 10/10/2023

Number: 1

On Tuesday October 10th, my neighbour brought a lethargic male Monarch to me, that she found on the sidewalk. I kept him with me for the day, and the direct sunlight was energizing him, and he was periodically flapping his wings. Structurally he looks fine but he is lethargic still, and wouldn't feed from the butterfly bushes or the annual milkweed, which still have blooms. He is back with my neighbour for Wednesday night, and Thursday afternoon she will bring him outdoors again into the sun, to see if he is ready to take flight. It has only been 15 degrees during the days, and partly cloudy. He was looking around while I held him in my hand, but his balance and strength was poor, so I am hoping whatever is ailing him will pass. His tongue looked fine in its curled position, but I couldn't get him to feed. Sorry for the long comment but I needed to talk about him, and report this sighting, for optimism. 🦋

Whitby, ON

Latitude: 43.9 Longitude: -79

Observed by: EDWARD
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