School girl in Panajachel, Guatemala, selling fabrics. She says "Why don't you buy my stuff?" I gave her a little Australian flag.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monarch butterfly sanctuary, Mexico

Monarchs of the Mountains

Does the idea of climbing to 3500 meters altitude to visit a butterfly sanctuary seem bizarre? To me it did. My previous butterfly experience was limited to the back garden when declaring war on the Cabbage White.

.....The Monarch butterflies migrate from North America travelling over
4000 kms south to find a haven in the mountains of Mexico. They arrive at the sanctuaries by the millions at the end of October and leave in the middle of April.
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