Yesterday, I took a chance and went to a place in Hereford that seems to be magic for Monarchs. I was able to find 34 TINY larvae - all about 2 days old in in their 1st instar. They must have been laid all at the same time. Today, I walked over to Warren Elementary to a Monarch Way Station which Steve and I maintain. There I found 9 more larvae and another 4 eggs.
So, with over 50 little beings on my kitchen island, I am off to a good start. These guys are all third generation, so the won't get tags, but I feel if I help boost the numbers, there will be even more of the 4th generation - the ones that make that epic migration.