The places monarchs stop during migration are called stopover sites. Dr. Andy Davis studies the stopover ecology of monarchs:
"While there is a wealth of research into stopover ecology of migrating birds, there are comparatively few studies examining the nature of stopover behavior in monarchs."
"Like most migratory species, monarch butterflies must stop frequently during their long southward migration to rest and refuel, and the places where they stop are important for the success of the migration."
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