What about that monarch butterfly?  If you are interested in learning more about the monarch butterfly and the impetus for my spring 2005 trip to Morelia, Michoacan Mexico, click on the following links and read on. You'll see that the monarch butterfly, like all butterflies, goes through four different stages in its lifetime: the egg, the larva (caterpillar), chrysalis and then finally morphs into a full blown beautiful butterfly. Did you know that the monarch butterfly is a poisonous butterfly and that it's favorite food is the milkweed, also a poisonous plant?

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Did you know that each fall millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to several different warmer climate areas in Florida, California and Mexico?

I visited the monarch butterfly sanctuary in Morelia, Mexico during Spring Break 2005.  Dressed in brown and orange, I hoped to attract as many of these creatures as I could. I heard that they were already packing up and preparing to leave so I was even more determined to catch them before they left town.  If you'd like to hear more about my experience in the mountains of the butterfly sanctuary and are interested in Mexican culture, be sure to attend my Brown Bag Luncheon this fall in the Student Center. You can receive extra credit and learn a thing or two about Mexico, all while having lunch with your friends and classmates. More information on the date and time later!