Many Football Fields Would the Monarchs Cover?
monarch population is estimated to cover 6.67 hectares. How many football
fields would all of this year’s butterfly trees cover?
the math yourself!
We've provided an example below if you need some help.
In 2005/2006 the estimate was 5.9 hectares.
Amanda, Jasmine, Leanna, Travis, and Dalton of Mrs. Busher’s class
shared their calculations. They said the monarchs would cover 14.57
football fields. "Rounded off, this would be 15 football fields,"
Here is our rough calculation:
- 1 football
field is roughly 1 acre*
acres in 1 hectare
football fields in 1 hectare
- 5.9 hectares
of monarch trees this year
- 5.9 X
2.47 = 14.57 football fields of monarch trees this year.
* The exact
measurements of football fields vary.
Just think: Monarchs flew to Mexico from across eastern North America and they are now clustered in an area smaller than 15 football fields!