Early in the year we heard a story about the thousands and thousands of Monarch Butterflies that were dying due to cold and rain in Mexico. We knew we might not see many this year. Any normal year, they are flitting around on our garden flowers and weed flowers in the field. How sad to think they may be missing this year. And, although we saw some, not very many were spotted until this past week. Apparently they are migrating now, and our field full of goldenrod seems a favorite stop to load up on nutrients before their long flight south.