FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS Ehmen Park and a few other favored Gothenburg spots were recently visited by a large population of beautiful migrating Monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies are not able to survive the cold winters of most of the United States, so they migrate south and west each autumn to escape the cold weather.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!