Monarch Butterfly



Monarch Butterfly

Most people are somewhat familiar with the dramatic migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico but there's also a breeding population in South Florida that doesn’t migrate due to the warm climate and continuous growing season. Some of the migrating Monarchs from Canada and the northeast stay, increasing the population. Although the north and central Florida cold winter temperatures can kill them, monarchs from south Florida and those migrating from Mexico repopulate the area. Monarch larvae feed almost exclusively on milkweed plants so consider planting some if you have the space and opportunity.



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