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The Monarch Migration  Every year millions of butterflies migrate from Mexico to Canada. Natural Bridges State Park is one of the many places you can see them in California from October to March.

The monarchs that winter on trees in Mexico have already traveled long distances from the East Coast, and particularly the Midwest. Scientists now know that the fir trees store solar heat in their trunks, which helps warm the butterflies.

Monarch butterfly migration in October, best viewed in Pacific Grove near Monterey, California

by Jim Wang

Monarch Butterflies #butterfly #autumn #Sewcratic

Monarch Butterflies #butterfly #autumn #Sewcratic

I would love to photograph the migration of Monarch Butterflies

I would love to photograph the migration of Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Flying

Monarch Butterflies flying together so beautiful

Monarch Butterflies resting during their 5,000 kilometer  migration from Mexico to Canada.

Monarch Butterflies resting during their kilometer migration from Mexico to Canada.Pinned by Western Sage and KB Honey (aka Kidd Bros)

We're starting to unravel the inner workings of theMonarch butterfly's migration technology

Molecular Basis Of Monarch Butterfly Migration Discovered

Monarch Butterfly Migration: Monarch butterflies are not able to survive the…

Growth and change

A monarch (butterfly)'s entire reign in just three minutes!

It's easy to tell the difference between male and female monarchs.

It's easy to tell the difference between male and female monarchs :) Learn how here, at the MOSI Tampa website

Between light and shadow .

Monarch butterflies migrating at Natural Bridges State Park
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Monarch butterflies migrating at Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, CA

Monarch's fly over the Great Lakes and stop for a break before continuing south to Mexico.

Ohio beaches along Lake Erie provide a pit stop for the Monarch butterflies migration. See tens of thousands of Monarchs in the sky as they migrate down to Mexico to ensure their survival.

Backlit Blues by Steve Mackay on 500px

A backlit shot of four Chalkhill blue Butterflies, the bottom three are males, the top one is a female, thanks for looking, cheers!

Science

These are in the butterfly garden at our new house in July.

It's March.  Butterflies in Mexico are instinctively becoming active now.  Mating will begin and males die off.  By the end of the month the females will start to fly north into Texas where they will lay their eggs.  After laying eggs, the females die..

It's March. Butterflies in Mexico are instinctively becoming active now. Mating will begin and males die off. By the end of the month the females will start to fly north into Texas where they will lay their eggs. After laying eggs, the females die.

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