See where the monarch butterflies spend their winters.
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Swarms of monarch butterflies create an awe-inspiring scene in Mexico. The majestic monarch makes the epic journey— up to 3,000 miles (4,500 km)—from as far as Canada to the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The local guides have great pride in showcasing this beautiful, protected habitat to visitors. Pedro Martinez is one of those guides, who recalls how the monarchs were once considered a plague and faced eradication before the sanctuary was established. He’s in awe of these small yet strong insects, but worries about their welfare when they leave the safety of the sanctuary and travel north.
Read the 2014 article “As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them.”
Learn more about monarch butterflies.
Swarms of Monarch Butterflies Go Here Every Winter | National Geographic