you are joining us this fall. Here's a quick overview of Journey South's
fall monarch butterfly migration season:
is fall migration? Fall monarch butterfly migration begins
in August in the north. The first monarchs reach Mexico two months later,
in late October.
- Citizen Scientists: How to Observe and Report
Watch for monarchs that are:
- 1) flying in directional flight,
- 2) refueling at nectar sources or
- 3) resting at overnight roosts.
- What does monarch butterfly migration look like in
the fall? See:
do I report my sightings?
Tell us how many monarch butterflies you saw AND how long
you were watching. Learn how to report your observations
by submitting a "Practice
Report." You can submit observations any time, day or night.
They will appear on the migration map within minutes.
summaries are posted every Thursday: We post news about the
migration every Thursday. Select "News"
on the navigation bar to find "Journey
The first is posted on August 25th and last when the monarchs reach
Mexico. The migration updates are posted on the website and sent by
e-mail. (For background see: About
Migration Maps and a Map Questions Handout (sample)
of the Week: A slideshow or photo observation (sample)
Many Journey North teachers incorporate student journals
to inspire learning and for assessment.
North for Kids: A simple, student-directed entry point to Journey
North. Engaging stories, photos, videos, and slide shows about monarch
butterflies build observation skills, inspire scientific thinking, and
create fertile ground for discussions and new questions! See Journey
North for Kids (Monarch Butterfly).
North and Seasonal Change:
Journey North explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.
The monarch migration is one example. See: