Rise of the Monarchs

Last year was pretty dispiriting for fans of the beleaguered Monarch butterfly. I only saw one all year and the numbers from their winter habitat in Mexico weren’t particularly encouraging, which is one of the reasons why the government has proposed a series of steps to try to save the Monarch.

In the last few days, I’ve seen quite a few Monarchs around Minnesota, perhaps a dozen over the weekend alone.

Impressive? Not as impressive as this video from Sumter, Minn., where it’s claimed 250 Monarchs were spotted in a field on Saturday. But most of these look animated to me so I’m not declaring it real.

No matter. It’s still something to shoot for.

What’s the report from your garden?