Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings.
This map from U.S. Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs shows migration of the monarch butterflies across the United States in spring of 2019.
I'm writing this 6 months later, on November 13, 2019.
6 human months are a couple of generations for the Monarch butterflies. Now they are flying back. Free spirits! They fly over borders and walls. Generations born in Mexico fly to US, and their grand-grand kids fly back to Mexico ... they are welcomed with open arms and some music!
Inspiring creatures who, as you can see, call this continent their home!
.. and a couple of them, which are just little dots on this map laid eggs on my balcony's milkweed... trusting me to raise and protect their babies... I'm so happy they did!