Ecosystem of the Monarch Butterfly

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Ecosystem of the Monarch Butterfly by Mind Map: Ecosystem of the Monarch Butterfly

1. Mexico

1.1. Habitat

1.1.1. Oyamel Forests

1.1.2. elevation +3000 metres

1.1.3. water

1.1.4. Avg Temp +5 C

1.2. Michoacan

1.2.1. Poverty

1.2.2. Illegal logging

1.2.3. Climate Change

1.2.4. Reforestation

2. North America

2.1. Food

2.1.1. Milkweed

2.1.2. Nectar

2.2. Habitat

2.2.1. Meadows

2.2.2. Grasslands

2.3. Life Cycle

2.3.1. Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult

2.4. Predators

2.5. Human Threats

2.5.1. Habitat Loss

2.5.2. Pesticides

2.6. Survival Mechanisms

3. Northbound Migration

3.1. weather

3.1.1. winds

3.1.2. air temp C

3.2. emerging milkweed

4. Southbound Migration

4.1. weather

4.1.1. storms

4.1.2. wind direction

4.1.3. thermals

4.2. energy sources

4.2.1. nectar

4.3. geographic obstacles

4.3.1. Great Lakes

4.3.2. Gulf of Mexico

4.4. Navigation

4.5. Staging area (waystations)

5. Action Plan

5.1. Habitat Preservation

5.2. Education

5.3. Eco-Tourism

5.4. Research

5.4.1. Tagging