Another cool fact is there Multi-generational migration:
The four generations are actually four different butterflies going through four stages During one year. First the eggs are laid on milkweed plants. Then the monarch butterfly will emerge from the pupa and fly away, feeding on flowers and just enjoying the short life it has left, which is only about two to six weeks.
The fourth generation of monarch butterflies is a little bit different than the first three generations. Instead, this generation of monarch butterflies migrates to warmer climates like Mexico and California (and now even Saba) and will live for six to eight months until it is time to start the whole process over again.
The Monarch in flight.
Information provided by https://www.monarch-butterfly.com/ and http://www.learnaboutnature.com/
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