i saw my first confirmed sighting of a migrating Monarch Butterfly today. It was well worn color-wise, and had a few tears on the wings. I didn’t have time to try and tag the Butterfly, but I’m hopeful it will be around tomorrow.
The experts are predicting another dire year for the Monarchs because of the widespread drought across the US. In Houston, especially compared to last year, we’ve had a decent amount of rain all year, and my milkweed looks better than it has in years.