Where have all the butterflies gone this year? It seems to me that the numbers have greatly declined. I have only seen four Monarch's in the past few weeks. Just four! The above Fritillary is common near my house, but I have hardly seen any of those either. I am wondering if the drought of the past two years has played into the lack of butterflies. I am curious to see which species will boom next...hope the weather is butterfly friendly next year.