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Monarch Butterfly - The Fourth Generation - Heading To Mexico

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia - August 30, 2016.

The annual southward migration of the unique and beautiful Monarch butterfly is well underway. Traveling solo from as far north as southern Canada all the way to the mountain forest of Central Mexico , these fourth generation or "super monarchs" live 10 times longer than their parents. In the spring this same generation migrates back northward to where they were born and three generations later this miracle starts once more.

What is so amazing is that this last or fourth generation knows instinctively exactly where to go even though it has never been there before.
Where did they get this inborn instinct?
From their creator, Jehovah God, of course!