Millions Of Monarch Butterflies Are Headed Straight For Minnesota This Spring

Here in Minnesota, most of us are familiar with the Canada goose migration every spring and fall. These noisy birds fly over our state every spring, taking up residence in ponds and lakes before it is time to head south once again. But there’s another famous migration that takes place in Minnesota every year. It’s much quieter, but just as beautiful. Millions of monarch butterflies are headed straight for Minnesota this spring.

Have you ever spotted a monarch in Minnesota? While these butterflies still arrive by the millions, their numbers are dwindling. For more information about the insects, check out the DNR monarch butterfly page. And for information about attracting the butterflies to your yard, check out their butterfly garden page.