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Ask Dr. Universe: How far do monarch butterflies fly?

Dr-Universe-230PROSSER, Wash. – When cold winters come around, thousands of monarch butterflies begin a long journey in search of warmer weather. Some will fly more than 2,200 miles to find it.

That’s what I found out from my friend David James, a scientist here at Washington State University who is studying where monarch butterflies go.

So far, it appears that many monarchs who start their journey in Canada or the Northern U.S. head down to Mexico.

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