Hurricane Hanna went through here pretty hard. We had winds of 40-60 mph and 8-10 inches of rain. Also this year I am noting European Paper Wasp and other paper wasp patroling through the milkweed patch searching for caterpillars. There has been an explosion of stink bugs this fall, too. I did net two females going through in late August and they both had heavy OE. The last batch of eggs that I collected out of my garden only 1/3 of them hatched.
I had promised a teacher in Woodbridge, VA to help her with some caterpillars, but finally had to tell her to order some on line. I had none to give her. So far, this year I am not seeing the numbers of Monarchs in Herndon that I saw in previous years. If the migration is late, this year--it is very late or has bypassed us.
Monarch Teacher Network
This is an international program which includes Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, and New Zealandhttp://www.eirc.org/website/Programs-+a ... r-Network/ http://monarch.pwnet.org/
Monarch Live = A couple of USA film makers will be following the migration of the monarch and broadcasting it live via satellite feed to class rooms this year. Live from Mexico.