Monarch adults, cats & eggs are plentiful is SE MI in July & August. Robust year for milkweeds of all kinds since the rain & temps are cooperating. Its a banner year for growing anything green/flora.
Monarch was ovipositing in my field this morning, a hot humid 88 today. Everywhere I look I find eggs and young cats, more eggs tho because apparently the young cats are delicious & get eaten. Have eclosed 40 female, 42 males as of today 8/3/10. Ten - twelve will eclose tomorrow.
Friends are helping to rear the broods, at least 400 monarchs have been reared before the Mexican-migrating generation developed. Perhaps we're able to help assist the monarch numbers, we'll never really know though.