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Are the Monarchs Missing the Appalachian Mountains?

Notice the lack of monarch sightings in the region of the Appalachian Mountains that is circled on the map.

Study these satellite images that were taken on April 25 and April 27 and find the same region.

Satellite Images

Brainstorm! What are some possible explanations for the lack of sightings in the region of the Appalachian Mountains that's circled?

 

 

 

 

Extra credit: Why do we say "lack of sightings" instead of "lack of monarchs"?

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