School Visits Begin Soon

October 24, 2022 by Team Journey North

Susan Meyers from Monarchs Across Georgia shares news of Ambassador Butterflies starting to arrive in Mexico and school visits set to begin in early November. The Symbolic Migration project was also featured in a UW–Madison Arboretum event.

Decorated Symbolic Migration Envelope

A Message from Susan Meyers

The final count is in. While we fell short from our goal of 2000, we are excited to celebrate monarchs and our global community. 1066 Passenger Tickets have been purchased from the U.S. and Canada and as far away as India.

  • 40 states and Washington D.C.
  • 4 Canadian provinces
  • 1 family in Mumbai, India

Most of the Ambassadors were delivered on October 11th while some are still slowly rolling in. Canadian packages can arrive two weeks after they are postmarked! We love seeing the beautiful Ambassadors Butterflies and appreciate the decorated envelopes.

Volunteers here in Georgia process the envelopes by checking that an Ambassador, a Passenger Ticket, and a Hola Amigos letter have been included. If any of these items are missing, we create them. We also count and record the number of life-sized butterflies. On average, we can process about 15 Ambassador envelopes per hour.

The first box of 350 Ambassadors was shipped to Mexico on October 17 and was received by Estela Romero on Friday. Her school visits will begin in early November as the real monarchs arrive in the area.

Symbolic Migration at the UW–Madison Arboretum

During a recent family event at the UW–Madison Arboretum, participants explored monarch habitat, learned about their migration, and created an Ambassador Butterfly that will soon reach students in Mexico.

Read more about the Arboretum’s Family Nature Program»