You did good.
Tagging, Raising and observing Monarchs is so much fun.
Just saw one flying in my front yard.
I have several cats on milkweed in my backyard.
I tagged 50 this year, but will plan on getting lots more tags next year.
I'm agree too, keep tagging even if they never get found in Mexico. If they are found then that is so much more data that is valuable to track the migration path and success of more butterflies. And we don't tag then we will never know.
I was told recently by someone who would probably know that NO tagged Monarchs from the Houston area have ever been recovered. Maybe they aren't going to Mexico. Maybe they are staying residents in Houston. Maybe they are going to other locations in Mexico. Maybe we aren't tagging enough butterflies to know for sure.
Saving one egg, cat and butterfly at a time