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World on the Move: Great Animal Migrations

Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 11:27 am by Chip Taylor
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Last year at this time I was working with a BBC Radio crew in Mexico to record observations of the overwintering monarch population – as a part of their “World on the Move” series of programs in which they followed many migratory species around the world.

Overall, the BBC interviewed me four times as they followed the monarchs throughout the year. In addition, Karen Oberhauser provided BBC listeners with a perspective of the arrival of monarchs in the northern breeding area and Homero Aridjis gave an outlook from a Mexican point of view.

If you are so inclined, you can still listen to these radio reports – which the BBC assured me were heard by up to 1.2 billion people around the world, but by few of you I’m sure. In addition to the interviews, there are lots of photos, video, and other commentary.

Here are the links – enjoy!

Running with Monarchs – Part I

Running with Monarchs – Part II

Running with Monarchs – Part III

Running with Monarchs – Part IV

Monarch Caterpillars

Running with Monarchs – Part V

Monarchs Return to Mexico

Monarchs and the Day of the Dead

World on the Move Species: Monarch Butterfly

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