Monarch butterflies migrate in winters of Canada and United States so they go to south. They come to California near Monterey. The Monarch migration usually starts in about October of each year.
Monarchs Like to Hibernate in the Same Trees Every Year. After Monterey
Monarch butterflies will spend their winter hibernation in Mexico where it is warm all year long. If the monarch lives in the Eastern states, usually east of the Rocky Mountains.
Starting to see a few Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) out and about. And the Black Swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes) are also active now. Male above, female below, I think. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail(Papilio glaucus) female. A very conspicuous butterfly, both for her size (4-4.5″ wingspan) and her bold tiger-like patterning. Males lack the deep blue. But wait! Delaying […]