Monarch butterflies feeding from blazing star wildflowers
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The monarch butterfly is a captivating species known for its distinctive orange and black patterned wings. These graceful insects in North America undertake an extraordinary annual migration that spans thousands of kilometres. They travel from their breeding grounds to overwintering sites in Mexico and California. The monarch butterfly's life cycle is equally fascinating, starting as an egg, transforming into a caterpillar, and eventually emerging as a stunning adult butterfly. Their presence adds vibrant beauty to gardens and meadows, and their conservation efforts are crucial for preserving their population. The monarch butterfly symbolises resilience, transformation and the interconnectedness of nature.