I am totally captivated and awestruck by the migration and breeding of Monarch butterflies. If you're unfamiliar with their amazing story, be sure to tune in (or DVR it) on Tuesday night, when PBS airs The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies.
NOVA filmmakers have gone to extraordinary lengths to track and research the two-month, 2000-mile trek the Monarchs make each year. Until just a few decades ago, little was known about this phenomenon. There is still mystery as to just how the Monarchs manage to travel from their various summer habitats to the same exact location in the highlands of Mexico.
Be sure to check your local PBS listings for the exact time this may show in your area. For me, it begins at 8:00 p.m. EDT. If you miss it, you can view it online here, beginning January 28th.
Related stories on Our Little Acre:
- The Last Monarch 10-23-08
- Little Miss Monarch 10-23-08
- Monarch Update 10-24-08
- What's the Status of Little Miss Monarch? 10-27-08
- She's Sipping! 10-29-08
- And You Thought My Monarch Stories Were Over 11-5-08
Edited to add: Cameron, at Defining Your Home Garden, has posted about the documentary as well in her 1-26-09 post.