Catch a glimpse of monarch butterflies before or as they migrate this fall.
Let’s Get Started
Migration is the seasonal movement of a group of animals over a long distance from one habitat to another. Most monarchs in North America live east of the Rocky Mountains and begin to migrate to Central Mexico every fall. While western monarchs have a shorter migration to the coast of California.
Head outside and see if you can spot monarch butterflies migrating through or over-wintering in your neighborhood!
Document Your Discoveries
- Draw or describe the monarch butterfly in your Nature Notebook.
- List or draw other butterflies and moths you see.
Bonus: Want to learn more about monarch migration? See why Monarchs Rule with Ranger Rick®.