Today is Monarch Butterfly Day (6-19-09)

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Today is Monarch Butterfly Day (6-19-09)

Post  goofygramma on Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:49 am

No other butterflies migrate like the monarchs of North America. They can travel up to 2,000 miles as they fly to Mexico or California for the winter. Those hatched in the fall live 8-9 months to make this long trip both ways. As caterpillars, they only eat plants in the milkweed family, but the adult monarchs drink nectar from many different kinds of flowers. Nectar contains sugar, which serves as their main energy source. Plant some flowers at your house, and they might show up.

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