News Stories of the 2001 Migrations

Unusually large northward migrations of Red Admirals, American Ladies, and Painted Ladies swept through most of the United States and southern Canada during spring 2001. In some regions, these migrations were the largest seen in the past five to twelve years. There were so many of these butterflies on the wing that large numbers of people noticed how abundant they were this year. As a result, Vanessa atalanta, V. virginiensis, and V. cardui made the news in various parts of the U.S.

The following titles link to archived news stories about the great migrations of spring 2001:

Butterflies are everywhere! Jo Sandin, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Butterfly watchers welcome rare guests Tess Nacelewicz, Portland Press Herald, Portland, Maine