|Monarch emerged, dry and ready to take off|
|Chrysalis before emerging|
|Failed wing expansion|
|Migration progress 9/17/2014 - Learner.org|
Learner.org including some day to day personal observations from Canada and the northern states as the migration begins. The Learner.org maps show the day to day progress of the wave of monarchs heading to their winter quarters in Mexico. Other maps show the location of adult butterflies, eggs and larvae, and fall roosts.
The migration of species has always been of interest to nature lovers, but now with the tools of the Internet, we have the ability to follow their journey. Citizen scientists all over the US reporting their sightings of monarch butterflies and hummingbirds allows us to see the big picture as well as understand changing patterns of migration brought on by human activity and climate change. Someday there may be tiny chips that allow us to follow the monarchs we raise. Waaay too much information!