Monarchs occupied a total of 2.84 hectares this overwintering season compared to 2.10 reported in the previous one. The first record of butterflies was documented on September 13 in Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila and the peak of the migration was registered in October 15. During the season, 10 colonies were recorded, six in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and four outside of it. Karen Oberhauser, MBF board member, stated that current numbers indicate that, although this increase is hopeful, monarchs are not “out of the woods”. However, the numbers would be even lower without the efforts of dedicated individuals throughout North America. There is still much to do to help the monarchs! Read more at: Monarchs Winter Population 21-22.