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Discover the Monarch butterfly


Last updated 5/19/2021 at 2:39pm

Monarch Butterfly

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The Monarch Butterflies are known for their bright coloration and late summer migration to Southern California and Mexico.

FALLBROOK – The Monarch butterfly, danaus plexippus, is an easily recognizable orange, black and white butterfly. Monarchs are located all over the United States, and they are well known for their late summer/autumn migration.

During spring, monarchs leave Mexico and migrate into Texas and Oklahoma then up through the Midwest, and finally up into the Great Lakes region. By late summer, the monarchs have flown to Canada. From September and early October, the migration to Mexico begins. However, during the summer, many Western monarchs migrate to coastal areas of Central and Southern Cali...

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