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Photo: JHVEPhoto (Shutterstock) Like some humans that live in the northern parts of the United States (or any part of Canada), monarch butterflies like to head south each winter. And who can blame them? Living here during the cold, wet months is tricky for us, let alone something with such thin wings. And while we may be waving goodbye to the beautiful orange-and-black insects for part of the year, people in different parts of the country will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of them en route to warmer climes. Here’s what to know about spotting monarch butterflies during their migration south. What to know about monarch butterflies’ fall migration Each year between September and November, the monarch butterflies of North America make their way down south—specifically, to two locations. According to Monarch Watch , a nonprofit educational outreach program focused on the monarch butterfly, the winged-insects that summer west of the Rocky Mountains travel to small groves of trees along the coast of California. The monarchs who reside east of the Rocky Mountains prefer mountain forests in Mexico. When to look for migrating monarchs in your area North American monarch butterflies don’t pick at certain date each year and all travel together: They base their fall departure on temperature changes, and the amount of daylight a particular location gets. The easiest way to figure out when the butterflies will be passing through your area is using this chart, courtesy of Monarch Watch : Screenshot: Monarch Watch If […]