Some generations of monarch butterflies made it all the way to Mexico over the last few years. Shutterstock.

2. Monarch Butterflies Migrate To Other Countries

This might come as a surprise to you, or it’s something that you simply never thought of. But because monarch butterflies travel so far during their lifetime, they have found themselves in other countries. They go throughout North America, into Canada, and according to the study, some generations made it into Mexico. 

Part of this is because the monarch butterflies don’t feel like they have one home to go to. For instance, they don’t have a particular location like some birds do and don’t feel the need to return to a specific state after flying south for the winter. In fact, some continue to travel south, even when the weather turns warmer.