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Mexico’s Amazing Monarch Migration

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm EDT


Tue October 16, 2018
3:00 pm EDT
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Being immersed in millions of fluttering monarch butterflies stokes the kind of awe that floors you—not unlike when you spot a lion or tiger. These milkweed-eating lepidoptera are one of nature’s great marvels: Each fall, monarchs make an epic 3,000-mile migration across North America to remote wintering grounds in Mexico. Their flight ends in a small forested corner of the Central Highlands, where the next generation of butterflies renews itself. Join Nat Hab Expedition Leader Astrid Frisch on a virtual journey that lands you in the midst of all those orange gossamer wings. Make a small, quiet expedition into mountain forest reserves where monarchs blanket the fir trees like autumn leaves and traditional communities work diligently to protect butterfly habitat. During our next webinar, Astrid shares the science of this moving phenomenon as she transports you into the monarchs’ quivering midst.