Update: November 7, 2011
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News of the Symbolic Migration
as the first monarchs are arriving in Mexico, so are the Symbolic Monarchs! Learn more about the seasonal and cultural events that take place in Mexico during this special time of year. The Symbolic Butterfly Sample Gallery 2011 is open. See a sampling of amazing butterflies. Who are the participating schools? Add yours to the map.

Today's Report Includes:


Beautiful butterflies are headed for Mexico!

Slideshow: The Arrival and Mexican Traditions

The first monarchs arrive at their winter home in Mexico each fall by the first of November. People connect the arrival of the monarchs with two events that take place in Mexico at the time; the corn harvest is a seasonal event and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural event.

  • How are Mexico's traditions connected to the arrival of monarchs? This week's slideshow explores that essential question.
Monarch's Arrival and Mexican Traditions
2011 Symbolic Butterfly Sample Gallery

"Every one--so different. What a neat cooperative effort!" Journey North workers exclaim as they open your butterfly envelopes. "Look at these details!"

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Watch for more entries into the Gallery in our next update...
Who's Sending Butterflies?

There's still time to report and add to the map. Make sure your classroom has made its mark!

What messages can you find behind each classroom's dot on the map?

  • Greetings from Fort Smith, Arkansas.
    Hello, from Mrs. Smith's 6th grade class in Fort Smith, Arkansas USA! We hope you enjoy our butterfly. Saludos desde Fort Smith, AR USA! Somos los alumnos de 6 ano en la clase de la Sra. Smith. Deseamos que les haya gustado mucho nuestra mariposa.

The Next Symbolic Monarch Migration Update Will be Posted December 2, 2011.