Our local newspaper also ran an article this week about how we know where the butterflies go.
In 1916 a 5-year-old boy named Fred Urquhart liked to chase the butterflies. He got to wondering what happened to them in the winter. He read books but found no answer. He grew up to be an expert on insects and earned a PhD in entomology. He got married and he and his wife came up with a plan to track the butterflies. They put tags on the butterflies. And that's how they discovered the monarchs go to Mexico.
Credit to Lynn Seman - Texas Master Naturalist
We're kind of a rest stop for them as they pass through. The trees are filled with the colorful butterflies for a couple of days. And then they're gone.
Happy Reading. Have a great week.
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