All About Monarchs
Monarch butterflies are a native species to North America. Monarchs reproduce, lay eggs, grow to adulthood, and pass through our area from June through October on their annual migration from Mexico to Canada. Monarch migration is one of the wonders of the animal kingdom. These fragile creatures travel thousands of miles, and the full migration cycle from Mexico to New England and back takes four generations, with each generation travelling to areas they have never seen before. Across their migratory range, Monarch butterflies are threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and the use of harmful pesticides.