Monarch Butterfly News: April 10, 2014
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Following spring milkweeds, monarchs are spreading across their southern breeding range and are quickly producing the next generation. Image of the Week
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Milkweed Planted
News: Over 1,200 Miles
The final monarchs from Mexico are officially on their way! With the northernmost now in Oklahoma, the butterflies have spread a distance of 1,200 miles.

  • Just think...The population that occupied only 1.65 acres of winter habitat has now expanded into over 200 million acres of breeding habitat.

Following Milkweed
Monarch migration evolved in response to seasonally-available milkweed. As the growing season in the north begins, monarchs follow this vital resource. Watch the milkweed map to see how closely the migration is tied to milkweed growth.

How Many Eggs?
Monarchs have tremendous reproductive potential. The egg chart shows how many eggs one monarch can lay. As you study the migration map, think about the eggs monarchs have laid across the landscape.

Egg-laying Monarch
Fading With Time
Kathy Metzger
Eggs and Time
The Next Generation

Estela's Letter: They're Gone!
"The monarchs are gone!!!" wrote Estela on Tuesday.
Letter from Estela
Maps: Report Your Sightings
Monarch butterfly migration map Monarch butterfly migration map Map of milkweed emergence: Spring 2014
What to Report First Adult
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First Egg
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First Larvae
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Other Observations
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Next Update April 17, 2014