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Migration of the Monarchs

If you've never seen footage of the Monarch butterflies filling the skies over the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, it's worth taking a look at this video (it's in Spanish but the images are what counts). Hundreds of millions of butterflies come from Canada and the eastern United States for the winter to the highlands of the states of Michoacan and Mexico. The cluster tightly on pine, oak and oyamel trees, sometimes even causing branches to sag. When they take wing, it can appear like a cloud lifting from the forest. El Universal reports this morning that there is a hitherto unknown nesting area but I can't navigate to the site to find out exactly where it is. 


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