Travel the Monarch Migration with the Monarch Ultra Relay RunHave you ever stopped to think about the distance of the monarch butterfly migration? A team of pollinator advocates and film-makers will be documenting the flight of the monarch butterfly as seen through the eyes of ultra-runners. 

The Monarch Ultra relay run will travel the same monarch butterfly migration distance of 2,671 miles from southern Ontario to central Mexico. Their journey begins on September 19 and will end on November 4th. 

Plants Map has joined the Monarch Ultra as a sponsor and we hope you will also join their mission to protect and connect monarch migration habitats.

Ways to get involved:

Plants Map Monarch Habitats along the Monarch Ultra Route  

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Monarch Waystations on Plants Map

What is a Monarch Waystation?

Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.  Learn more at

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