With winter fast approaching, it's not only Utah’s snowbirds that are migrating south.
Monarch butterflies across the nation have already begun their annual journey to warmer climates. Unlike East Coast monarchs, Utah’s population of the orange and black butterflies travel to southern California for the winter months, according to Shawn Clark, insect collections manager at BYU’s Life Sciences Museum.
“There are some migrations that will be for thousands of miles. They can fly for several hundred miles at a time without stopping,” Clark said.