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Monarch Biology & Natural History

Overwintering Western monarchs in California. (Photo: Wendy Caldwell)

Discover more about the monarch life cycle and breeding, migration and overwintering habits, parasites and other natural enemies, and their population dynamics and global distribution. Follow the links below to start exploring monarch biology and natural history. 

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