Make Your Own Migration Map
a Display Your Whole School Can Enjoy
Make a map to illustrate the highlights of this fall's monarch migration.
Create a display that your whole school can enjoy! Show what happens this
year as the monarchs travel on their annual trip across the continent.
migration is challenging to track, unlike the spring migration which
map "migration highlights" only in the fall?
moves northward from Mexico quite clearly. Because of these challenges,
three maps (peak migration, roosts and all sightings.) It will be easier
to make a single map by gathering "highlights" from our three
maps. Plus, many of the true highlights (as described below) don't stand
out on our maps.
highlights on your map such as:
of typical monarch behavior that occur year after year during fall migration
(such as sightings from roost sites and butterfly gardens, of butterflies
flying over head in a southerly direction, etc.).
and/or unusual observations (of high-flying monarchs, tagged
monarchs that have been re-captured along the route, monarchs caught
in a storm, or carried to far-off places by the wind).
that puzzle scientists and clues to questions they can't answer.
For example: How do monarchs know when to migrate? How much
weight do monarchs gain during fall migration? What habitats are most
critical for their survival?
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