Melissa Scott: Monarch on flower, Tree cluster
Court Whelan: Monarch on shoulder, Cosmovitral Botanical Garden, Expedion Leader & traveler, Flying butterflies
Astrid Frisch: Millions of Butterflies, monarch wings, tree cluster
Kate Willingham: Monarch selfie
Eric Rock: Group in Reserve
Mike Bruscia: Angangueo
Originally presented October 16, 2018 Join Nat Hab Expedition Leader Astrid Frisch on a virtual journey that lands you in the midst of millions of orange gossamer wings.
Mexico’s Amazing Monarch Migration
Monarch butterflies are one of nature's greatest marvels. Each fall, these milkweed-eating lepidoptera 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 millions of 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.
This monarch butterfly migration video gives a glimpse of one of the most astounding natural events to occur in North America. Watch as millions of monarchs congregate in the volcanic mountains of central Mexico, the completion of their 3,000 mile migration.