Monarch Migration

Papalotzin – The flight of the Monarch Butterfly

By |2019-04-12T17:27:27-04:00April 12th, 2019|Monarch Migration|

This film follows the yearly migration of some 50 million butterflies in an ultralight plane decorated with the colors of the Monarch Butterfly from Canada to Mexico. It is full of aerial shots, animations and interesting people. A great family documentary which wishes to create awareness about the Monarchs plight.

Following the Monarchs in an Ultralight Airplane

By |2019-04-12T17:15:16-04:00April 12th, 2019|Monarch Migration|

Each year millions of monarch butterflies spread all over North America converge on small forests in the mountains of Mexico. In 2005, the butterflies had company — Francisco Gutierrez. He followed the monarchs’ migration in a 33-foot wide utralight airplane. Read the article on the NPR website.

Butterbike

By |2019-04-12T16:56:53-04:00April 12th, 2019|Monarch Migration|

ButterBike is the fourth project of Beyond a Book, an organization that uses the experiences of real life adventurers to engage students and bring curriculum to life. ButterBike connects the monarch’s story to students though classroom presentations, field trips, videos, conservation and more.Learn more about ButterBike and Sara Dykman on the Beyond a Book website.

Misplaced Monarchs: Clusters of butterflies stuck up north

By |2019-04-12T16:53:06-04:00April 12th, 2019|Monarch Migration|

Thanks to our unusually warm fall, Monarch butterflies, normally winging their way to Mexico for the winter by late September, were still in northern areas in late October. Scientists say tens of thousands of the butterflies are likely to be stranded far north of where they’d normally be this time of year because of the unusually warm weather and strong winds that have kept them from migrating south. Read the article on the StarTribune website.

Monarchs by the Millions: Welcome to Butterfly Forest

By |2019-04-12T16:48:41-04:00April 12th, 2019|Monarch Migration|

The largest insect migration in the world ends each year in Michoacán, Mexico. Millions of monarch butterflies travel from the United States and Canada to pass the cold months in the towering trees of this beautiful forest. On their journey, the butterflies travel around 2,800 miles.

Meet the Experts

By |2019-04-12T15:21:12-04:00April 7th, 2019|Monarch Migration|

Orley R. “Chip” Taylor Founder and Director of Monarch Watch; Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Trained as an insect ecologist, Chip Taylor has published papers on species assemblages, hybridization, reproductive biology, population dynamics and plant demographics and pollination. Starting in 1974, Chip Taylor established research sites and directed students studying Neotropical African honey bees (killer bees) in French Guiana, Venezuela, and Mexico. In 1992, Taylor founded Monarch Watch, an outreach program focused on education, research and conservation relative to monarch butterflies. Since then, Monarch Watch has enlisted the help of [...]

Journey North – Tracking Migrations and Seasons

By |2019-04-07T11:26:07-04:00March 31st, 2019|Monarch Migration|

PHOTO: SPRING 2019, TEXAS | “Lone female flew in, immediately laying eggs (50) on all available milkweed,” reported Julie Streit-Murphy of Vernon, Texas on March 23, 2019. Read the article. Give people a profile-style introduction to Journey North and how it tracks the migrations of Monarchs throughout the year (not just 2017!). Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, et volutpat hendrerit intellegat has, ad quot doctus omittam per. Vis ne bonorum civibus, quas impetus scriptorem ex sed, quod tacimates nec ne. Pri ex oblique incorrupte scriptorem, movet convenire sit ex, hendrerit rationibus ex mei. Cu has vivendo theophrastus. Prompta nusquam et [...]