The first sighting of a monarch arriving in an overwintering area was announced yesterday! We raised monarchs this year and are excited to hear that monarchs are reaching their wintering grounds west of Mexico City!
Monarchs, By Samuel from Toluca, Mexico – Creative Commons
Let’s celebrate the amazing achievement of these butterflies, who survived from egg to adult and across thousands of miles of flight. And let’s continue to do what we can in whatever space we have to help their migration continue in the future. Here are some resources to help:
Create a Monarch Waystation
Create a pollinator garden
Map of the monarch migration
News and information about monarch migration
Creative Commons photo by S.B. Weiss. Winter roosting habitat at Monarch Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.