Not to be forgotten, the Monarchs are here, too. Though I am not seeing them in the numbers I did last year, not a day goes by that I don't see one. Each time one visits, I run to check whether it is a male or female. If it is a female, I know to go searching for treasure - eggs! And everyday, I am finding larvae and eggs on the milkweed.
I have quite the growing Monarch brood in my living room. About 4 dozen are quiet - in chrysalis. Though I am now giving out larvae for friends to raise larvae with their families, I still have several dozen happily munching on milkweed on a borrowed table in my living room. It seems like as soon as I give some away, I immediately am able to replace them with new ones that I have found. I should be launching my first adult Monarch by Saturday. I cannot wait to watch it soar!