Monarch numbers naturally fluctuate, so it's too early to tell if this is just a signal that 2018 was a very good year for monarchs, or if conservation efforts are paying dividends. Monarch enthusiasts need to continue working to protect habitat, plant milkweed, and maintain nectar sources for southbound migrating monarchs. We're all hoping that this is the beginning of an upward trend.
|Monarchs at El Rosario, Mexico, February 2018|
|Monarchs at Cerro Pelón, February 2018|