My cats runneth over!
What a stark difference from July to August. In all of July I only raised and released 5 Monarchs despite my daughter and I searching high and low on any Milkweed that crossed our path. We even jumped out to search for eggs during road trip pit stops. August, however, has been a bonanza, to say the least. I had 26 eggs hatch today alone! And there are still more in the "hatchery". Most of those are courtesy of a faded and tattered Monarch who hung around my Milkweed on and off for a day laying 20+ eggs. I haven't checked the Milkweed in a couple of days because I'm sure I'll find at least a dozen more, not that I'm complaining. We are loving our good fortune. I know the summer started out slow for many but hopefully your luck will change as mine has.
September will prove to be a fun month with lots of tagging and releasing. Anyone else tagging this year?
Here's a link from Monarch Watch re expected Monarch levels this year:
Here is a link that might be useful: July Newsletter