Just because you asked!!!!
Okay, I'm going to a Monarch Butterfly class this weekend. Topic will be Monarch Larvae Monitoring, etc...
Just attended a wonderful event at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center near Austin, Texas where they had a Nature Night out and a discussion, activities and a nature hike where the Monarch butterfly was the theme and educational topic of the night.
Then attended a wonderful event at Wildseed Farm near Fredricksberg, Texas where they had a Monarch Celebration. Monarch watch was hi-lighted there and 200 Monarchs were tagged for release.
Also, just visited Abilene area and Abilene state park recently and observed lots of Monarch butterflies feeding on nectar plants. Abilene state park had several trees where there were lots of Monarchs roosting. This was so awesome and this was near the day time area back by the water and picnic tables.
I noticed too the postings had slowed down. I guess more than Monarchs migrate during the winter. Since we probably will migrate to other activities during the winter months.
I plan on doing more reading and studying during these next couple of months to learn as much as possible before the new season starts.
I just found about 20 eggs on my Monarch plants so Monarch adults are still here. Probably some Queens too. I haven't seen the adults just the eggs. Maybe it really never slows down in the Houston area. The temps are in the low 50s this morning.
Are you on the DPLEX email discussion list? There is some activity going on there. Look at main page of www.monarchwatch.org
to find the link.
Maybe when things slow down is when some butterfliers take vacation too.
Who's going to Mexico????