The Monarch needs milkweed to live


Last updated 12/16/2020 at 3:44pm

butterfly on hand

A young Monarch butterfly lands on the hand of a Wings of Change employee.

FALLBROOK – As Fallbrook residents walk through their little avocado town, they may notice an orange and black butterfly fluttering about. This little creature is the Monarch butterfly, one of the most well known and studied butterflies in the world.

The Monarch is the only butterfly that makes a two way seasonal migration. During the winter, the Monarch butterfly uses environmental clues to travel from the tip of North America and Canada back down to Mexico and California where it remains warmer during winter.

Similarly, when it begins to warm back up, the Monarch will migrate back to...

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