Though the official start of fall is a few days away, the color changes of the marsh plants, and the warm glow of the setting sun made it feel like fall as I peered over the marsh boardwalk last night at Point Pelee National Park in Ontario, Canada.
The southernmost part of continental Canada, Point Pelee juts out into Lake Erie, attracting birds and butterflies before they make their flight over Lake Erie during spring and fall migration.
With the calm winds, there were no butterflies to be seen last night, but I saw gulls, swallows, and cormorants flying over the lake and marsh.
I enjoyed a gorgeous sunset over Lake Erie.
And saw a flock of Sanderlings, shorebirds which spend their summer in the Arctic Circle, fly in to the tip of the point.