The Monarch Butterfly’s Fall Migration

Starting in late August around this time, monarch butterflies in North America take off on an amazing journey. They travel south to Mexico for the winter. Incredibly, they arrive by the millions at the same time each year. The migration of the monarch butterfly begins in Canada and the northernmost parts of the United States. Some monarchs fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home! Read all about the life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly at (includes a printable coloring page, books, and additional resources). See also the following video:

Watch The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies on PBS. See more from NOVA.

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