Journey North released a report saying that the Monarch population was down 22% in the Mexico reserve.
You can help the Monarchs by planting milkweed in your yard.
Mowildflowers.net has this available right now for $3.15 each.
They deliver at the Kirkwood Farmers Market in April.
Greenscape and Sugar Creek are good resources in St. Louis.
My favorite species is Asclepias incarnata – Swamp Milkweed.
It usually grows for around three years of so depending on your soil conditions.
Early migrating Monarchs may find the new growth in mid-April.
Save the seeds and plant them in the fall.