Monarch Activity: From Mexico to Southern and Western U.S.

February 8, 2023 by Team Journey North

Even in mid-February, there is still much monarch news.

Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Eastern Monarch Population

Monitor Overwintering Monarchs in Southeastern U.S.

If you live in the Gulf states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida as well as Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, please continue to report monarch observations. We want to hear from you. Learn more about how to participate»

Deborah in Rosenberg, TX: "Has been in the 30s for the past week. Nice today high 70s. Was outside and noticed it. Recently enclosed. Amazing!" (02/05/2023)

Ron in New Iberia, LA: "Eclosion # 8 since mid-January 2023. Chrysalis was located beneath bench on outdoor porch adjacent to wall facing southwest." (02/04/2023)

Letter From Estela Romero: Warmer Than Usual Temperatures Persist

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Monarchs this week at El Rosario Sanctuary, MBBR»

Western Monarch Population

Where are monarchs now in the southwestern regions of the U.S.? Please let us know if you are seeing monarch adults, eggs and/or larvae.

Alize in Las Vegas, NV: "I saw two. I tried to take a photo of them together, but they kept running away:( They were flying together and going on nearby flowers together haha! It thought it was cute." (02/07/2023)

Priscilla in Alameda, CA: "I was only able to get a photo of one of the two adult monarchs I saw." (02/01/2023)

Thank you for your observations!