When I was growing up, it was common to see monarch butterflies. For several years, we've seen none. Part of the reason for this is that we've destroyed the sole food of the monarch caterpillars, milkweed. Hubby and I decided to try to revive the local population by planting milkweed seeds. We were rewarded for our efforts! Here are some of the monarchs who came to visit this year. Next week I'll show you a bit more about them; this post is the first of three about our monarch adventures.