It’s about time for people in the Northern climes to say goodbye to the butterflies for the winter. How do these delicate creatures manage to migrate such long distances? It turns out they have a G.P.S. in their antennae.
Every fall about 100 million Monarch butterflies migrate to the south. On BBC News, Judith Burns quote researchers as saying, “North America’s Monarch butterflies use a 24-hour ‘clock’ in their antennae to help navigate the [incredible distance] to overwinter in Mexico.” This “clock” is located in their antennae, not in their brain.
And it’s about time for YOU to help support the website and incredible podcast interviews you claim to love so much so we don’t have to fly away too: Subscribe today!
Art credit: Dreamstime.com
NOTE: This news story, previously published on our old site, will have any links removed.