Listen to the recent Diane Rehm Show: The Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population
The Monarch butterfly has a phenomenal migration pattern. One butterfly can fly (or float) south from Canada to Mexico, but it takes several generations (3 or 4) for the return trip north. How do they know where to go?
Fostering of local awareness of the Monarch migration happens at both ends of Monterey Bay. Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz hosts ‘Welcome Back Monarchs Day‘ – this year landing on Sunday, October 13, from 10am to 4pm. And in Pacific Grove, you can visit the Monarch Grove Sanctuary. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History also hosts a Monarch exhibit.