The Migrating Mural is a series of murals that highlights various animals along migration corridors they share with humans. The Monarch Migrating Mural focuses on the iconic and threatened monarch butterfly. The size of the eastern monarch’s Mexican wintering colony has dropped two-thirds since 1996-1997, while the winter population of western monarchs has fallen from 4.5 million in the 1980s to less than 30,000 in 2019. The federal government is currently considering the monarch butterfly for endangered species status.
Found throughout the country, monarch butterflies are famous for their multi-generational migrations from Canada to Mexico. Tracing the path of the monarch across North America, the Migrating Mural drives support for habitat conservation and restoration while beautifying public spaces with monumental art.