Monarch butterflies are unique in that they are the only butterflies that take part in one of the world’s mass migrations.
During migration, over 100 million of these black and orange winged beauties make their way 2,000 miles down the Atlantic Coast, following the Gulf Coast to the fir forests of Central Mexico seeking refuge from cold winter winds. They sometimes travel up to 100 miles per day. Emerging from dormancy in spring, they quickly mate, reproduce and die soon thereafter. The return trip is left to their children.
The butterfly’s greatest enemy is habitat destruction mainly through land development. To combat this, Monarch Bank would like to help you create your own butterfly garden.
Visit any Monarch Bank Office and pick-up a free copy of our Butterfly Garden brochure.