Monarchs are now in full swing here in central Ontario. We have about 70 at various stages from eggs to chrysalis. I find about a half dozen eggs everyday now on the various milkweeds in the garden. The 30+ large caterpillars are munching up a lot of milkweed! I must go to a nearby milkweed patch to gather greens every day. Of course while there, I find a few more caterpillars.
This has kept me very busy, as Brenda is in Mexico. She is on a fact-finding mission with three other Monarch Teacher Network volunteers, who hope to meet with Mexican teachers and get more involvement at that end. They would like to do workshops like we do here in Ontario. Manitoba, NJ, OH and CT. Mexican teachers could learn more about this end of the migration and Canadian or American teachers could visit the butterfly sanctuaries. A March break workshop would allow viewing of the wintering monarchs!
In regards to cameras, I'm still using 30 year-old Pentax and Canon SLRs. I simply get a CD when my film is developed. A little patience saves a lot of money considering the cost of similar digital SLRs and their lenses. I would bet my old cameras will still be working after may digitals have beome obsolete. Unless of course, they stop making film!