Mission: Monarch Migration

Birds aren't the only animals that migrate. Every Fall, monarch butterflies will leave their summer breeding grounds in Canada and the US to spend the winter in the forests of Mexico over 4,800 km away. That's like going from Edmonton to Calgary 17 times!

The most challenging part? The journey down to Mexico is only done by the butterflies who were born that year. That means they have no parents to give them directions. So how do they know the way? They have special instructions programmed into their DNA that tell them where to go.

Do have what it takes to migrate like a monarch? Test your skills with this fun monarch colouring page and maze.