The queen of the butterflies

Did you know the monarch butterfly is considered the queen of all butterflies? Neither did I. One of nature’s mysteries is their winter migration when they leave the frigid air of  Canada and are beckoned forward to the warm winds of Mexico. During this arduous journey  they may travel a mile high in the sky, hitchhiking on thermal currents to ease their way forward.  They are the only butterfly species to take this 3,000 mile trip every winter, and have even been known to cop a ride on an ocean freighter, patiently waiting for land to show itself on the horizon before beating their beautiful wings to their new home. Continue reading “The queen of the butterflies”