Super Monarch-Super Journey
Early September and the days are growing shorter on Eighty Acres. It is the Earth Mother's signal to the monarch butterflies it is time to begin their incredible journey to the mountains of Mexico. This generation of monarchs is know as the super generation. Normally a monarch's life cycle will last four weeks, but this generation will live eight months. They will travel fifty miles each day, and when they reach the mountains of Mexico, they will have traveled over 3000 miles. There they will rest and store up energy for their migration north next spring. The monarchs will soon be gone from Wisconsin, so find the time today to say goodbye and wish them well, as these super monarchs begin their super journey.