The Monarch Butterfly Migration: Distance Traveled & More!

Monarchs are one of the few species that have a defined annual migratory route from one end of the continent to the other.

This article will cover some interesting and important facts about the monarch butterfly migration and overwintering strategy.

Monarch butterflies move between two different sites every year: the northern summer site and the southern overwintering site.

Where Do THEY Migrate to?

Monarchs migrate once a year for the winter. The timing of this migration is synced with their unusual life cycle, which passes through four generations per year.

How Often Do Monarchs Migrate?

Many theories have been put forward to explain how the butterflies manage to navigate vast distances to and from their overwintering sites every year.

How Do the  Monarchs Navigate?