The Monarch butterfly is a summer resident of southern Canada and the entire continental United States. This brightly-colored species measures 3 3/8 inches to 4 7/8 inches in size. Highly migratory, members of this breed are beginning to stage (gather for migration) in coastal habitats across Aquidneck Island for the annual fall trip south to central Mexico. From Sachuest Point to Brenton Point, Monarchs can be observed collecting nourishment from blooming goldenrods and other flowers. 43p2.jpg