Looking for good news? Last summer we were so pleased to see so many Monarchs in Pennsylvania and New York, more than we have seen in a decade. Eagerly awaited number of over-wintering population in Mexico confirms this impression. See updated graph below, and link to an article in the Guardiian.
This refers to the Monarchs in most of North America, which over-winter in Mexico. The Western Monarchs are a different story, not surprisingly, given the climate chaos there. An 8 January article from EcoWatch. Making progress with Sophie’s Planet – in Chapter 28