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Estela Romero in Angangueo, Micheoacan, Mexico Symbolic Migration

August 2, 2017
Welcome to the 2017-2018 Symbolic Migration! The Symbolic Migration unites children across North America in monarch conservation through the migration of symbolic monarch butterflies. You're invited to make and send a monarch to Mexico for the winter.
   
Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Heather McIlravey

Monarch Butterflies

July 2017
Migration Complete! It's peak breeding season. Watch the population build with each new generation. Monarch numbers will be at their highest when migration begins this fall.  Report your sightings!

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Journey North: Sunlight and the Seasons
Taro Taylor CC BY 2.0

Sunlight and the Seasons

June 21, 2017
Today's the summer solstice! It's the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. How do longer days affect seasonal happenings where you live?

Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Connie Jefferson

Monarch Butterflies

June 15, 2017
Reaching the end. Three months, three countries, three thousand miles, and two generations. Look how far the monarchs have come!

Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Art Ross

Monarch Butterflies

June 8, 2017
Migration is almost complete — but keep reporting! The breeding season is in full force now, and monarchs need nectar to fuel their active lives.

Journey North | Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterflies

June 1, 2017
Traveling in pursuit of milkweed, monarchs are nearing the northern limits of where their host plant grows.

Journey North | Whooping crane
Operation Migration

Whooping Cranes

May 30, 2017
Several new Whooping Crane chicks are in their first month of life in Wisconsin, and more are coming. The parent-reared Class of 2017 is hatching. The juveniles are wandering far and wide. We watch and hope! 

Journey North |Gray whales
Alisa Schulman-Janiger
Gray whales

May 30, 2017
The whale rush is over for another springtime. Mothers with babies, last to leave the nursery lagoons of Mexico, are well on their way to their prime summer feeding waters in the Arctic's Bering and Chukchi Seas.
Journey North | Hummingbird
David Y. Parker

Hummingbirds

May 26, 2017
It’s the end of May and migration for most hummingbirds is complete. Keep sharing your observations throughout the summer.

Journey North | Monarch butterfly
Candy Sarikonda

Monarch Butterflies

May 25, 2017
Monarchs have now expanded across 1 billion acres of breeding habitat from the 3 acres of winter habitat they occupied in Mexico.

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Journey North: Sunlight and the Seasons
USFWS/S. Hillebrand/CC BY-SA 2.0

Sunlight and the Seasons

May 20, 2017
Only one more month until the summer solstice. How do longer days affect seasonal happenings?

 
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