Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

Every fall, millions (around 50 million) of monarch butterflies descend upon only 12 hilltops in places not too far from Mexico City. It's still a mystery to scientists how these butterflies find their way every year to the same places and occupy the same 73 mile radius. I have seen these butterflies in Texas enroute to Mexico, and I am excited that their winter sanctuary is something I might be able to see in my lifetime. 

Their winter stay is almost up, and the butterflies begin their journey back north in a few weeks, starting in March. This breaktaking video on Youtube nearly made me cry. Canta y no llores!

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