Experience the beauty of a dancing solar butterfly year-round.
Monarch butterflies are some of the most recognizable and beautiful butterflies in North America. Unfortunately, most of us have to wait for their migration in late summer/autumn to see them at all! The eastern population migrates southward from the US & Canada to Mexico, while the western population usually migrates to sites in California.
If you want to experience the beauty of a monarch year-round, this one is willing to stick around. It”ll keep warm on your desk, flapping contentedly in the sun.
Some random facts about monarch butterflies:
- Their wings are orange to warn predators that they taste bad or are toxic.
- They can travel up to 265 miles in one day, fly from to 4 – 12 miles per hour, and have been spotted at heights of 11,000 ft (over 2 miles above sea level!)
- It’s thought that the name monarch is in honor of King William III of England.