Monarch Butterfly Facts

The Monarch Butterfly
One of Nature's
Great Travelers






Florida Everglades

The Monarch Butterfly

For many, a butterfly's beauty is intensified by the creature's fragility. So it's all the more remarkable that some butterflies, like the monarch (Danaus plexippus), migrate on a journey as long and as arduous as those of many bird species.

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle These tiny creatures cover some amazing territory.

Monarchs and Milkweed The poisonous plant is their favorite food. The monarch is often known as the milkweed butterfly.

Monarch Migration Patterns  Every spring and fall.

Where To See Migrating Monarchs These are the hotspots in Florida and nearby Alabama.

Monarchs in Mexico< A tiny area around Mexico City is the winter destination of millions of migrating monarchs.

Monarchs on Goldenrod Butterfly Photo Picture  ©M. Timothy O'Keefe

      Monarchs on goldenrod, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle 

Monarchs and Milkweed

Monarch Migration Patterns 

Monarchs in Mexico

Where to see Migrating Monarchs

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