Remains of snow-dude or dudette, yesterday afternoon.

Today I realized that I don’t know what elevation the monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) soar when they migrate. Not even Wikipedia says, although another site notes some are hit by cars and they may cover 50 miles/day…. So, they’re low-fliers?

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  1. Pooh says:

    I’ve never even seen them fly in anything close to a straight path, yet they can cover 50 miles in one day? That’s at least four or five hours on a bicycle for me, with gears and coasting, etc. Wow!

    When I took Dave to school freshman year, I came back through Ontario, hoping to see them migrating from Point Pelee. The strong winds were out of the Southeast that day, so needless to say the butterflies were not venturing out across Lake Erie when I was there! Here’s the web site for Point Pelee, it might have more info on their travel height: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/on/pelee/index_e.asp.

    (I have to get ready for work, or I’d check it myself.)