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By Mike Vondruska
View Millions of Monarch Butterflies in Central México
Mother Nature sure knows how to put on a great show. And this one is an incredible site to witness!
Viewing millions of monarch butterflies up-close in central México will be a memory that travelers will remember for the rest of their life.
Every year in August, these masses of migrating butterflies leave their summer homes in the northeast United States and Canada and journey south arriving in México’s Sierra Madre mountain range around mid-November.
There they will live through the winter months, breed, and then die. Their offspring will return north starting in early March.
The monarchs hang out at an elevation of around 11,000 or so feet in the forested mountains located in the México states of Michoacán and Estado de México.
There are a hand-full of designated monarch sanctuaries where people go to view them. Some of these reserves are small and some are bigger. The larger ones found in Michoacán tend to attract the most tourists, especially on the weekends.
On my tours, we like take people to the off-track butterfly sanctuaries so our travel guests can really see them up-close without all those other pesky tourists getting in the way.
If you have an interest in going to witness this incredible sight, then you are welcome to contact us to help with the arrangements.
We network with local bilingual guides to lead you to where these millions of delicate orange and black creatures live when in México. Our guides are very knowledgeable about the monarchs and during your tour, they share that information about this most interesting wildlife migration.
See you in Mexico!