Monarch Fall Roost
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Date: 10/11/2023

Number: 400

Monarchs at the Tip at Point Pelee National Park on the sunny east side in the early afternoon12:30-1:30. When I returned late afternoon half of the east side clusters had relocated to interior trees. The last 17 photos in fb post were taken late afternoon, 4:20-4:35 pm.
16°c sunny with SW wind @ 7/29 kmh early afternoon & 5/24 kmh later in the afternoon. Clusters already established both visits. Many in early afternoon were also in flight all over the beach area while others basked in their roosts. At least 12 clusters, several with 25-35 monarchs. Most on Hackberry & some on Mulberry. Roosts were as low as 6' while highest were about 40' up. All on SE sides of trees.
Plenty of asters but not 1 monarch seen nectaring.
They will hopefully tomorrow continue their journey south on favourable NE wind.

Observations by eye, binoculars, camera

Many more photos & 2 videos here-

Point Pelee National Park, ON

Latitude: 41.9 Longitude: -82.5

Observed by: Darlene
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