Lull Between Generations
We're still waiting for the 1st generation to come out in full force. The first half of May is always the slowest time of year, and this year is no exception.
The Lull Continues
This has been the quietest week of the season, with very few monarchs being reported. The migration map illustrates the annual ‘stall’ between generations. Watch the animation to see how little the monarchs have advanced over the last 3 weeks.
Get Ready for a Change
We’re waiting for signs that the new generation is here in large number, and ready to continue the journey north.
Fresh wings signify newly-emerged butterflies.
A dramatic increase in sightings occurs because the population grows with each new generation.
3. Northward Surge
Monarchs suddenly spread across the map into the northern breeding grounds.
Monarchs entered Texas en mass 6-7 weeks ago, so their offspring should appear in full-force any day.