While you probably wouldn't notice while staying in city limits, the monarch butterfly migration is one of the coolest things to sweep through Oklahoma each year. Haling from North-Central Oklahoma, I had never noticed it before moving to South Texas fresh out of school.

I had been looking for a job since completing my school stuffs for a few months, was offered a job in a town called Beeville, Texas, and the drive there was something else. It was the middle of October, they had a big bicycle event going on, and there were millions of monarch butterflies everywhere. I mentioned how odd I thought it was to all of my new coworkers, to which they told me about the great monarch migration that happens every year. I saw them thick like rain twice while I lived in South Texas before moving closer to home here in Lawton. While I haven't seen that kind of natural occurrence here since then, there are still quite a few groups of monarchs that stop by the mountains on their way to warmer weather.

As cool as it is, it's not something you'll probably see by staying at home or inside city limits throughout the month. That's not to say you won't see monarchs flying around, you're bound to see them. You would just have the best odds of spying a group of these OKState colored beauties would be hanging out in the refuge just about anywhere you find a big grouping of wildflowers.