September 26, 2007 in Keepers Log, More Logbook

Fall migration

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Last week, a monarch butterfly alighted on the beach north of the lighthouse, resting on its long journey south, drinking the moisture from the damp sand.  The autumn migration of the monarch butterflies coincides with the “red maple leaf” migration: dozens of sailboats flying the Canadian flag pass by the lighthouse daily on their way to tropical waters via the canal system, Hudson River and intercoastal waterway.

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