Monarchs in Mexico

  • Macheros January 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, is working hard to preserve ...
  • Cerro Pelón January 21, 2019 Monarch on handNext 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, wide path for a bit, then ...
  • El Rosario January 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 had a branch that he carefully swept ...