Magic of Monarch Butterfly Migration
Guiding Questions
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  • From our hometown, which direction would we need to go to get to Mexico: north, east, south or west?
  • How many miles would we travel? How long would it take?
  • What should we pack to keep us warm, dry, and safe?
  • What possible weather conditions would you expect in Mexico at this time of year? Along the migration route?
  • What would you expect to see and experience when we arrive in Mexico at this time of year: weather, geography, topography?
  • Why do you think the author of this slideshow chose the word magic to describe monarch migration? In what ways might monarch migration be magical?
  • Why do monarchs migrate?
  • Why do monarchs choose Mexico's mountains for their winter home?
  • Do monarchs make non-stop flights to Mexico?
  • Who tracks monarchs on their seasonal journeys?
  • Where are monarchs sighted at different times of the year?
  • When do monarchs begin their journey south to Mexico?
  • How do monarchs know when and where to migrate?
  • What do monarchs need to survive?
  • How can we help ensure that monarchs survive now and in the future?