Photostory #221L: Army of Butterfly Banders: Solving the Mystery of the Monarch

Gar Lunney
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
August 4, 1959
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Working from the records of tagged Monarchs returned to the Toronto Museum, a research assistant prepares a chart which reveals the distances travelled by these indefatigable travellers. Despite their fragile wingspan, Monarchs have been known to take trips up to 4,000 miles. It is believed they can even cross the ocean, although just how is still a mystery.