Monarchs in Mexico

  • Macheros (1/20/2019) - Sheila and I traveled to Mexico in January to see the monarch butterfly migration. We went to a small town of about 400 (and 100 horses) called Macheros. We found the place because her brother had visited a year or two earlier. The B&B, in the center of the biosphere,…
  • Monarch on hand Cerro Pelón (1/21/2019) - Next day we joined a tour and rode up to Cerro Pelón. The horses were small and sturdy, and each came with a handler from a local village. The guides had a list and rotated through, so everyone got an opportunity to make some money. We rode a relatively level,…
  • El Rosario (1/22/2019) - Next day we were driven to the more popular monarch colony - about an hour from the B&B. There were more people here - and plenty of opportunities to shop. Our guide, Anna, was unhappy that many butterflies got crushed underfoot. We were very careful, and the local (required) guide…