Monarchs are a fascinating species of butterfly, migrating 1000s of miles every year. With a lifespan of just a few weeks, it takes many generations to complete the trip back and forth from the U.S. North to Mexico! Monarchs often roost in pine trees, whose thick canopies moderate the temperature and humidity. Adults feed on nectar from flowers, while their larvae eat milkweed. You can read more about why pollinators thrive in working forests here.