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Apr. 11, 2013

Mapping the Monarchs

by Leslie Taylor

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At last, it's spring! Temperatures are getting warmer, plants are starting to flower, and, depending upon your location, your neighborhood might be playing host to a rabble of butterflies—monarchs stopping over on their annual northward journey from their overwintering habitat in Mexico.
 
Any orange-and-black beauties in your neck of the woods? Let us know, and share your photos! You can add an image or a comment to your hometown on our Spring Monarch Migration 2013 Google map.
 
 
Instructions:
To add your own photo, go to the Spring Monarch Migration Map. You must be logged into Google. Click the red EDIT button in the left column. At the location on the map where you took the photograph, add a blue pin. Attach your photo to the pin by selecting DESCRIPTION>RICH TEXT, then clicking on the photo icon. Enter the URL of your photo in the window that pops up. (For your photo to have a URL, it must already be published somewhere online, such as Facebook or flickr.) Click OK. Then click SAVE in the left column.
 
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About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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