Mexico/Michoacan: Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

If you’ve seen National Geographic’s “Migrations”, you’ve heard the story of the largest migration in the world – monarch butterflies. Every year over 1 billion butterfly fly from their home in the mountains of Mexico to southern USA, and then to Canada, and later back to Mexico – it takes 3 generations to complete the journey. At Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, the butterflies spend winters in the cool mountain air, sleeping by night, and flying around during the sun of the daytime. The reserve is located in the mountains of Michoacan State in Mexico, about 2 hours driving from Mexico City. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is truly a site to behold – especially if one gets lost from the tour group and spends hours surrounded by nothing but millions and millions of monarch butterflies slowly waking up from the cold night’s sleep.
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