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Monarch Butterfly – Danaus plexippus
The Latin name, Danaus plexippus, means “sleepy transformation”. The name evokes the species’ ability to hibernate and metamorphize from caterpillar to butterfly. The Monarch Butterfly has recently been placed on the endangered species list. Little is known of their migration, but every 4th generation flies to areas in Mexico to over winter. This migration is actually the reason it is endangered. Milkweed is key to the survival of this fascinating insect….so plant native plant milkweed in your area to add enough food for the migration to continue. To learn more, checkout my Children’s Book: Mother Monarch.