One explanation might be that when monarchs march north, they are essentially following the bloom of their primary food source—milkweed plants. And then when winter comes and those plants die back, the animals retreat to a place with conditions that protect them from the weather.
Why do monarch butterflies migrate south?
Most monarch butterflies that emerge after about mid-August in the eastern U.S. enter reproductive diapause (do not reproduce) and begin to migrate south in search of the overwintering grounds where they have never been before. From across the eastern U.S. and southern Canada, monarchs funnel toward Mexico.
What is the lifespan of a butterfly?
What does it mean when butterflies fly around you?
What does it mean when butterflies fly around you? It can mean that your loved ones are trying to connect with you from heaven or trying to send you a message or blessing. It can be seen as their way of making their presence felt.
How long does it take the caterpillar to turn into a monarch butterfly?
A monarch is a chrysalis for 8-15 days. The butterfly’s beautiful orange and black wings appear the day before it is born. The changes that happen inside a chrysalis are like magic.
How high can a butterfly fly?
Butterflies Fly Height Comparison
|Famous Existing Things||Height|
|Passenger Jet||36,000 feet|
|Mount Everest||29,028 feet|
|Highest flight of butterfly during fall migration ever seen (Glider pilots)||11,000 feet|
|Songbird flight during migration||2 to 4,000 feet|