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No Food for Five Months?
Surviving the Winter on Stored Energy
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The Annual Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly


Monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico in November and stay until March. Monarchs can survive during this five-month winter season with little or no food at all. This slideshow explores the following essential question:

  • Where, when and how do monarchs get the energy they need to survive the winter?


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