This year was a slow start with the monarchs. Apparently there was an ice storm when they were migrating back from Mexico and about 75% died. By the end of the summer though, it ramped up and we hatched 43 total. A few died after hatching due to misshapen wings, but we'll get to that.
It was a successful year of monarch raising, in my mind. It took up a lot of our time finding eggs and raising them, but the girls really enjoyed it, especially Eloise. Next year we will hope to do more than 43!