Visited Waystation #1704 in Cambridge Springs in NW Pa., which my brother started up. Like mine in NW Ohio, he only saw 1 Monarch this season. I searched the Common MW patch, but no eggs or cats. Many fritillaries flying. In fact, driving back home to Fremont, Ohio, I saw no Monarchs but literally hundreds of fritillaries flying along the roadside. Now for the good news! I found 1 egg in my Waystation #613 in Fremont, NW Ohio. Then, I checked a patch of Common MW around the corner from my house along the RR tracks, and collected 11 eggs and 2 tiny cats in the clump of 12 MW plants there. YES!
Finally, I invite all to visit my CREATE A WILDLIFE-FRIENDLY YARD site. I interviewed and took pics of the Maumee Bay State Park Monarch Rearing and Releasing operation, directed by Dana Bolin. She's released over 11,000 Monarchs and had about a dozen band returns reported from Mexico. Now, I'm going to traverse the mowed and sprayed roadsides and collect as many eggs and cats as possible. Later, Bob Morton