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Monarch Month

August means monarch butterflies! Perhaps Maine’s most recognizable member of Lepidoptera (the taxonomic order of moths and butterflies), these beautiful insects return annually to northern climates to lay their eggs, hatch caterpillars, eat milkweed, metamorphose, and (eventually) fly away.

This month, we’ll be learning more about the monarch through articles, videos, and activities. Scroll down to learn more!

Articles

Creature Feature: It’s Monarch Butterfly Season!

Managing for Monarch Habitat

Videos

Part I: Life Cycle

Part II: Habitat

Activities

Monarch Month Bingo!

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