Topics » Environment   Dec. 24, 2013

Monarch butterflies flutter around the globe

At rest

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At rest

After winter, monarch butterflies travel back north with the warmer weather. This one takes a break, sipping nectar from a flower in Minneapolis.

Read more: Fewer monarch butterflies are becoming 'snowbirds'