Travel south to Mexico from October to March and you will be in the home of the majestic monarch butterflies. These bright orange and black butterflies travel over 2,160 miles to winter in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere of Michoacan, Mexico.
Your backyard can be the summer resort for these winged creatures. They love brightly colored flowers filled with nectar and pollen, such as Mexican sunflowers, lantana, zinnias and parsley. Here, the bright orange blooms of the Mexican sunflowers are an awesome monarch magnet.