One evening, mid-September, we had a huge flock of migrating gulls fly through. They passed by the Beach at sunset, following a dragonfly migration, it seemed.
The monarchs arrive as soon as the goldenrod begins to bloom on the dunes.
I know they lay their eggs on only milkweed and that their caterpillars feed on the milkweed. But the migrating adults seem very happy to stop and sun on the Beach,
Late fall and winter will bring more shorebirds, different types: pipers and plovers; sea ducks, loons and geese. Even some seals? A whale? And it seems my little friend here will stay on, waiting for someone! anyone! to bring him a meal.