I was sad to hear that Pointe Pelee had cancelled its monarch butterfly activities because so few seem to have migrated north again. Something seems to be quite wrong with the butterfly population. We have masses of milkweed pods along the river and hopefully the butterflies will be back and be able to take advantage of them. This one has reddened on the end in an unusual way. Most of the pods will be drying out, breaking open, and browning as the cold comes.