Migrate with Monarch Butterflies in Mexico
(photo credit: Flicker Pendens Proditor)
Much like the spring break partiers who flock to Mexico for a little piña colada fun in the sun, an estimated one billion monarch butterflies migrate south every winter from North America to warm up their wings. From November-March, a flurry of flitting orange and black spotted butterflies journey thousands of miles to settle in the volcanic mountains of Central Mexico. They make their home in the fir forests of the Michoacan Region. The Sierra Chincua Reserve is one of the best places to catch this unique spectacle. Watch as they mingle in colorful clusters, sunbathe on pines and perform delicate mating dances en masse. The monarch butterflies spend months in the area reproducing before a new batch instinctively make the long flight home. If you’re dreaming of Cancun for your upcoming winter vacation, swap the frozen strawberry daiquiris at Senor Frogs for a chance to see the monarch migration.
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