Nature Blows My Mind! The Multi-Generation, 2,500 Mile Monarch Butterfly Migration

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Monarch Butterfly Migration

Every autumn, the largest migration of insects begins. Monarch butterflies are the only insect to travel thousands of miles from the cooler north to the warmth of southern regions to spend the winter. What may be most amazing about this migration is not just the distance, but the fact that it takes four generations of monarch butterflies to make the trip and that the butterflies -- four generations apart -- use the exact same trees to winter each year.

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