Indiana to Tamaulipas
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Fall 2014
How long does it take a monarch to migrate to Mexico? Here's one butterfly's story. It was tagged on September 20 in Indiana and recovered on November 1st in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The butterfly was found while nectaring on sunflowers. It had traveled 1,386 miles in 40 days. It had only 300 more miles to travel to the overwintering sites in central Mexico, marked here with a red star.
How many days do you think the total trip might have taken?

Tagged Monarch Butterfly Traveled New Jersey to Florida