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Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration Update: November 4, 2005

Muchas Mariposas! Thousands of Butterflies Now Staging in Minnesota
Greetings from the Symbolic Butterfly Capital of the World, where your butterflies are resting comfortably--at least for now.

Over the next several weeks, we'll continue opening envelopes from each and every class, uniting butterflies sent from students across the U.S and Canada. And just like the real monarchs now "funneling" through Texas and into Mexico, all of your symbolic monarchs will soon travel side by side and spend the winter together. (Watch for the Passenger List in our November 22 Update.)

Like the real butterflies, all of your symbolic monarchs will soon travel side by side and spend the winter together in Mexico.

Symbolic Migration Art Gallery Now Open
But before your Butterflies are packed into their boxes for the final leg of their fall journey to Mexico, we've paused to create some art galleries for your pictures.

Journey North's premiere art curator Mary Hosier has been busy collecting and photographing many of your butterflies for the Symbolic Migration 2005 Art Gallery. We think you'll love visiting this special exhibition of your fine artwork! Even though we couldn't display all of the thousands and thousands of butterflies in the Gallery, we consider all of your works masterpieces!

Tour the Gallery, enjoy the artwork, and see if you can find YOUR Butterfly:

Visit the Galleries

Do you see your Butterfly?
Gallery One
Creatively Colorful!
Gallery Two
Ambassador Butterflies
Gallery Three
Special Messages
Gallery Four
Artistic Realism!
Gallery Five
Collage Creations

Gallery Six
Sensationally Symetrical

Very Special Deliveries
Inside your envelopes we found many contributions for the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation(MBSF). Your donations both large and small have served as a true gesture of appreciation to the Mexican people for caring for the butterflies.
Thank you for your

"We're Helping Monarchs"


We'll proudly display all the names of those of you who donated, and the grand total in an upcoming report. And when the real butterflies return next spring, you'll be proud to know that you helped!

Mark your Calendar! Here What's Next for Your Symbolic Butterflies:
Symbolic Butterflies take off for Mexico!
Passenger Lists (so you can make sure your Symbolic Butterflies were on board).
Challenge Question #1: A special UPS Tracking number will be posted so you can try to predict exactly how many days, hours, minutes and seconds the symbolic migration will take to Mexico. (To be sure you're ready, bookmark the UPS tracking system now: UPS Online Package Tracking System
Challenge Question #2: Facts to help you predict how many symbolic monarchs are flying to Mexico.
More Butterflies fly into the Galleries

COMING December 9th
Total number of Symbolic Butterflies revealed.
Total days, hours and minutes it took to reach Mexico revealed.
List of donors to the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary Foundation proudly displayed.
While your Butterflies are in the care of the Mexican people, read about life in the sanctuary region.

The Next Symbolic Monarch Migration Update Will be Posted on November 22, 2005.

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