waterfalls - nature areas & More
Every autumn during the last two weeks of August and the first two weeks of September the Monarchs gather at Stonington Point just east of Escanaba and Gladstone. Here the wait until the winds are right for the migration flight south across Lake Michigan, Green Bay and on to their winter grounds in Mexico.
The generation of butterflys that make the flight is called the "Methuselah Generation". This generation lives long enough to make the entire flight to Mexico. After the migration, successive generations only live a matter of weeks.
This is just one of the natural wonders scattered across Michigan, "up north".
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