State-by-state Pie Chart of Monarch Sightings
Which States are Most Important to Monarchs in Early Spring?

Proportion of Monarchs Reported from Each State
As of April 24, 2009

1. From which state have nearly half of this spring's monarchs been reported?


2. Imagine that you are a biologist who is responsible for monarch conservation. Name the states where you think habitat for monarchs is most important for monarchs in the early spring and explain why. What would happen if monarchs did not have good habitat in these places?