Ours is an area filled with more native New Zealand plants and trees, than anything else, which are not Monarch food. Some people in this area grow swan plants (milkweed) in their gardens for the Monarchs to enjoy. Thus we are seeing more Monarchs flying about each day, as the new generations emerge into our Summer.
Unfortunately the imported Asian Paper Wasp is very plentiful this Summer. They eat the Monarch eggs and the Monarch caterpillars, which dwindles our Monarch population to a large degree. Many of us raise the Monarch caterpillars under cover, away from the wasps, as a way to ensure their population continues.
Yesterday, to our great delight, we saw several Monarchs flying about our garden.