Friday, August 5, 2011

World Butterfly Conservation

The Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, sometimes called the "milkweek butterfly," is an amazing looking caterpiller. Will these butterflies overwinter at the Mariposa Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the cloud-forested mountains of central Mexico? If so, they prefer to gather around a certain fir tree . . . Abies religiosa . . . .

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