Make Way for the Monarchs

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey    June 3, 2014

It's good to see so many scientists and citizen scientists taking an avid interest in monarchs.

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), probably the most recognizable of all the butterflies, is known for its long migratory route from Canada to Mexico.

We spotted a beautiful monarch last Sunday afternoon in Fair Oaks, Calif. as it foraged for nectar from an appropriately named "butterfly bush"...


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