S: La Mariposa Monarcha
FC: La Mariposa Monarca
1: La mariposa monarca es de Canada, pero viaja a Michoacan Mexico. Michocan esta en el centro de Mexico. La mariposa vive por 4 o 5 semanas. En el fin del verano, la temperatura en Canada baja. La mariposas monarca viajan a Mexico para estar en el tiempo mas caliente. Ellos vuelan por cinco million de kilometros. Las mariposas se quedan en cinco santurios en Mexico. Se pegan en los arboles de oyamel. Cuando la temperatura sube en febrero las maripoasa se van de los arboles. Cada hembra deja 400 huevecillos. En marzo las mariposas baten las alas para preparar el viaje a Canada. | The monarch butterfly is from Canada, but travels to Michoacan Mexico. Michoacan is at the center of Mexico. The butterfly lives for 4 to 5 weeks. In late summer, there are low temperatures in Canada. The monarch butterflies travel to Mexico to be in warmer weather. They fly around five million kilometers. Butterflies stay in five sanctuaries in Mexico. They stick in the fir trees. When the temperature rises in February the butterflies are in trees. Each female leaves 400 eggs. In March, the butterflies flap their wings to prepare for the trip to Canada.
3: -The Monarch moves north in early spring. Not long after the butterflies leave Mexico, they find mates. Once they make their way to the United States, they are ready to find milkweed and a place to lay their eggs lay their eggs. In about three or four days the eggs will hatch into caterpillars. When the caterpillars are ready, they form a chrysalis and go through metamorphosis for about two weeks inside of this chrysalis. They will come out as an adult butterfly and will continue to move North to where they stay the winter. About five generations hatch per year.
4: Global Warming and Extinction | In January 2002, possibly 80% of the Mexico overwintering monarchs were killed by a severe winter storm. Global warming is a threat to more than just monarchs. | Global warming is a serious threat to monarch migration through its affect on weather and climate in the monarch winter sanctuaries in Mexico. | A 2003 British study predicts that climate change in the next 46 years will lead to conditions that could bring about the extinction of nearly a quarter of the world's land animals.
5: The monarch's Mexico winter sanctuaries are located in old growth, fir forests. In Mexico and the world, old growth forests are rapidly disappearing as a result of legal and illegal logging. | Deforestation | 75% of the world's large intact forests in the temperate and tropical regions are now threatened. Between 50-90% of all land species on earth inhabit the world's forest. | A study of monarchs inevitably leads to the topic of deforestation and what we can do to help.
6: The culture of the Angangueo people is similar to ours. They have grown up in a place where dancing is very unique and popular. They have always had a very colorful setting. These people are very artistic. They create pots, paintings, and they loved flowers. They appreciate the "natural beauty of the world" while we take advantage of our recourses around us.
7: The city of Angangueo | A local resident of Angangueo with a milkweed plant beside him
8: April Showers Bring May Flowers | A Gouin Series about Una Mariposa Hay Una huevo. Una oruga sale del huevo. La oruga come y come y come. La oruga construye una capullo. La oruga sale del capullo Es una mariposa. | A Gouin Series about a Buttertfly There is an egg. A caterpillar comes out of the egg. The caterpillar eats and eats and eats. The caterpillar makes a chrysalis. It comes out of the chrysalis. It's a butterfly. | Spanish to English
10: Up to 100 million monarch butterflies migrate either to California or to Mexico each year. (This isn't the entire population. Some monarchs never make the migration.) In both regions, butterflies depend upon trees for their survival. The insects cluster in pine and eucalyptus trees along the California coast and in Ovamel trees in Mexico. They travel 30 mph. | Where do they migrate to?
12: Mount Cheaha
13: According to Geni Certain of the Anniston Star, butterflies will sample nectar from basically any kind of flower, but when they lay eggs all they will eat is milkweed. There are at least six types of milkweed in Alabama. This includes the Butterfly Weed, which grows on Mount Cheaha, Alabama's highest point. Swamp Milkweed is found in very unique places. One year it was found between the Anniston Star and the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
14: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins"
15: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
17: A Smile As Sweet As Spring
18: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring