I just got our newspaper today and lo and behold, monarchs made the front page! Big article about the population explosion in the northeast this year. And, boy is there ever!!! There's monarchs everywhere!! Laying eggs like crazy! It's sooo great to have them around again!!!!
There was a similar article in the Barrie (Ontario) local paper. It was copied from some news service (not Reuters, but some smaller one that does special interest stories). Perhaps that article appeared in a number of papers across the eastern and central areas of North America.