This may be a bit off-topic, but during a walk at Shelburne Farms yesterday the birds were laying low, but we saw a Monarch butterfly along the Northgate Trail.
Back on the 11th of August we saw one on Northgate and another near the Solar Orchard. A few weeks earlier we had seen three on Northgate.
The interesting thing about these sightings is that these were the only Monarchs we've seen all year and they were all at the same location.
Denis and Maria Poley