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Monarch Migration in Mexico

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Set aside a day for this experience, as you hike up into the mountains of Michoacán to find the forest filled with orange and black butterflies. Trees turn into living organisms as the branches give way to millions of these delicate creatures and the air feels electric with the hum of millions of wings beating frantically.

A good tour guide is key to finding these butterflies during their migration and only 2 of the 7 butterfly sites, El Rosario and Chincua, are open to the public. Tours can last up to 12 hours but it is worth the time and effort to see these living jewels dance through the air.

The migration season starts in mid November and comes to an end in March.

Written by  Graeme Harwood.

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