Thanks, Judy Kennedy, for allerting us to this. Having followed the decline of the Monarch ever since the article submitted to this site by Tom Jegla in 2014, I have continued to look for milkweed and monarchs. How terrific to get some heartening news. Here’s the start of the story to whet your appetite.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico, after suffering serious declines, investigators said Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.
P.S. Just a word from Kim Holmquist in Santa Barbara. “They’ve been arriving here since December. There is one particular spot they gather and it is pretty impressive. (Though of course our Newcomers trip to the Grove last year was on our one day of rain for the month of January!!) Also I want to remind those that are thinking of putting in Milkweed: there are evidently 2 different varieties and one of them is bad for the Monarchs, so be sure to get the right one!” Ed. Note: Thanks, Kim!