Monarch Butterfly Migration

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  • Migration to Mexico

    Migration to Mexico
    Monarchs born in the fall migrate to Mexico.
  • Winter in Mexico

    Winter in Mexico
    The Monarchs spend the winter in Mexico from November to March.
  • Migrate North

    Migrate North
    Monarch butterflies then migrate North in the Spring.
  • Females Lay Eggs

    Females Lay Eggs
    The females lay eggs across the Southern United States.
  • Females Die

    Females Die
    After the females have laid their eggs, they die.
  • Eggs Develop

    Eggs Develop
    It takes about a month for the eggs to develop.
  • Migrate North and Spread Out

    Migrate North and Spread Out
    The chilren migrate North and spread throughout their range.
  • Grandchildren are Born

    Grandchildren are Born
    Since Monarchs only live 2-6 weeks in the summer, each female lays 100s of eggs, completing the cycle.
  • Great Grandchildren Born!

    Great Grandchildren Born!
    Great great grandchildren are born.
  • Great Great Grandchildren Born

    Great Great Grandchildren Born
    Great great grandchildren are born.
  • Migration to Mexico

    Migration to Mexico
    Monarchs that were born in the fall will begin their migration to Mexico.