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Monarch Butterfly
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Photo: Bud Hensley

Photo: Bud Hensley


  Eats nectar, insects, and sometimes sap
  Lays eggs in nests
  Can fly 27 mph (without help from the wind); has been clocked at 60 mph.
  Spends winter in Mexico and Central America
  Migration enters the U.S. in March and first appears in the Gulf Coast states.
  Migrates across eastern US and Canada
  Breeds across eastern US and Canada
  Can complete the entire spring migration in one generation.
Monarch butterfly migration map. Ruby-throated hummingbird migration map.