This winter's monarch colonies cover 2.79 acres (1.13 hectares) and contain an estimated 57 million butterflies. This map shows how the population is distributed.
- How would you describe the distribution of monarchs in the winter sanctuaries?
- What factors do you think might influence site selection?
- Scientists can't predict which sanctuaries the monarchs will use in any particular year. How do you think distribution affects conservation decisions?