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What's So Special About this Monarch?
Most monarch butterflies live very short lives. They are born during the breeding season and live for only 2-6 weeks. In contrast, monarchs born at this time of year are special. These are the monarchs that migrate to Mexico for the winter—and you can track their trip! Find out how long these amazing monarchs live, how far they travel, and how they manage to survive. When you see monarch butterflies this season, please report your sightings.

Monarch butterfly with wings open (female)