The award-winning movie that flies you into one of the most incredible migrations on Earth, and one man's search to unravel its mysteries is now on screen at The Wild Center.
The monarch butterfly weighs less than a penny and makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. It flutters across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, and finds a secluded single place in Mexico. Flight of the Butterflies follows the monarchs' perilous and extraordinary journey to a long-secret place where hundreds of millions of butterflies congregate.
For the first time ever, you can witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced micro camera systems. You'll be captivated by the compelling story of an intrepid scientist's search to find their secret hideaway.
The award-winning production team, including Oscar® winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarchs, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, and back. Featuring extraordinary cinematography, the film showcases the awe and wonder of the breathtaking butterfly sanctuaries.
The film is supported by the National Science Foundation, and locally sponsored with generous support from ADKaction.org.