Migrating monarchs won’t mate or lay eggs until next spring. Instead, they put all their energy into getting ready for their epic road trip. Their focus is on food; they eat as much as possible, and extra nectar is stored as fat in the abdomen. They’ll need a good supply—not only for the journey, but also because they’ll eat almost nothing during their 5-month sojourn in Mexico.
Author: Lisa Schneider
Photo: Journey North