With so many monarch butterflies in our yard (50 or more), it's a shame we aren't tagging for Monarch Watch this year like we have done in the past.
I bet we could capture several butterflies at a time with just one swoosh of the net.
Not all monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico though, and since these have been hanging around for almost a week, I doubt they are going anywhere.
I've read reports that the main migratory wave of monarchs has already crossed the border and will soon arrive at the wintering grounds.
I've also read that it's been a good year for monarchs, with an increase in population instead of a decline. It's certainly true for us. We've never had this many monarchs in our garden before, and that's something to smile about!
Read more about 2015 Monarch Butterfly Migration at Journey North.