psi - well hell if I had 8 butterflies around I wouldn't have this dilemma now would I?
I'm also not in Kansas - I'm sure it's very different where you are.
The last monarch I saw in my yard was 9/20. The most I had in one day was 12 on 9/11. My yard is 1/4 acre - and most of that is the house - and that is where I do my tagging. Unfortunately I am unable to get out to prairie/parks to tag as my schedule does not allow!
Weather systems are also to be considered, of course... We've been having lovely warm weather here lately... but no monarchs. If a cold front pushes down we may indeed get a few more butterflies. I hope I do, but in the meantime if the tags can be used by someone else that would be lovely too!
That said, they're still up for grabs!
PS, this peak migration map is from JourneyNorth - obviously a lot more monarchs being seen in eastern KS than the Chicago area at this time (bright red dots). I'm just sayin'...
http://learner3.learner.org/cgi-bin/map ... arch_peak6
For this website, click here (and navigate through the "week ending" pull down menu on the left): http://www.learner.org/jnorth/maps/mona ... _Peak.html