Monitoring the 'Monarch' butterflies migrate to Mexico this fall

Scientists and tourists from all over the world come to see the Sierra Madre Mountains with fir trees inhabited with monarchs. Monarchs from all over America and even Canada have started their thousands of miles flight to central Mexico in search of warmer climate this fall. Tourists can find them in central Mexico by the end of October. The season for butterfly watching is fall and apart from Monarchs many other butterflies also migrate.

During the months of September and November, North American monarch butterflies make a staggering fall migration that may take as many as 3,000 miles to complete. Monarch butterflies are special because they are long distance fliers like some birds and travel the farthest. Continue reading

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