Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration Update: March 27, 1997
Symbolic Migration Set to Begin Next Week!
We extend our thanks to Paplote del Niņo for the wonderful hospitality they have shown over the past months. This migration was much larger than anyone, anywhere had imagined, but they met the challenge. Forty thousand Mexican students have made paper butterflies since November, thanks to the dedication of Martha and her staff. Muchas gracias amigos!
Once again, UPS has offered to fly the butterflies across the continent. Thanks UPS! This migration would not have been possible without their "global delivery service"! The butterflies will be shipped north from the Mexico City International Airport on Tuesday, April 1. They will arrive Friday, April 4th at the Science Museum of Minnesota, where volunteers are waiting.
When Will Your Butterflies Arrive?
Watch for regular updates here. We hope to include a map so you can follow the progress of the symbolic migration as it moves northward. Please keep in mind that this is a big job, and delivery will take several weeks.
While you wait, keep your eyes peeled so you can report the FIRST monarch butterfly you see this spring, and help us track their journey.
How to Report:
The Next Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration Update Will be Posted on April 8, 1997.