09/08/2019 - 00:00

Submitted by Donald Davis on Thu, 10/24/2019 - 13:45
Location: 
Species: 
Painted lady
Date and Time: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 00:00
Number Observed: 
640
Type: 
Presence of butterfly in your area
Wind Speed: 
0
Description/Notes: 
Point Pelee National Park, Wheatley, Ontario, Canada. Location precision: estimated within a 4.5 km radius. Observed by Steve Pike. "At Point Pelee Monarch numbers were building throughout the day and at North West Beach I noticed approx 100 a minute flying south around 5pm and by the time I reached the tip Darlene A. Burgess estimated between 4-5000 roosting in Hackberry Trees at the extreme tip. "Besides excellent numbers of Monarchs I counted 640 Painted Lady’s (and only 1 American Lady!) which is likely a new one day Point Pelee record. Ten’s of them were flying off the trails in front of me at a time which was quite a spectacle!"