Epic Monarch Butterfly Tours This Coming Season!

by Jennifer Bjarnason ⌂ @, Patzcuaro, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 00:41 (6 days ago)

WINTER IS COMING: Get your summer started in November!

This winter, Join award winning scientist, Dr. Pablo F. Jaramillo López in a once in a lifetime scientific adventure. Hike through the Mexican Oyamel forests and find the colonies of millions of monarch butterflies that migrate from Canada and the US to their overwintering home in Mexico.


Visit a private Monarch butterfly colony that is closed to the public
Our small group size of 26 means no time restrictions with the colony, in comparison to 15 min time limitations in reserves where thousands of people arrive daily.
Have dinner with local indigenous peoples who live inside the reserve
Travel to and from the reserve in the back of pick-up trucks, local style
Taxi transport from Jungapeo to Zitacuaro is included
All meals and accommodations are included.
Assistance getting to Jungapeo from wherever you are!

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Epic Monarch Butterfly Tours This Coming Season!

by Ottawa Joe, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 21:52 (4 days ago) @ Jennifer Bjarnason

We were sailing on the Bay of Quinte on Labour Day weekend and many a Monarch passed overhead direction south. A trip to their Winter resting place is something I will recommend to all, its breath taking to see what must be millions of them on the mountain tops in the trees on the ground. Wow.

Not sure where you only get 15 minutes certainly not where we were 3 years ago. After hiking up for half an hour at an altitude of 2600 meters or more I'd not accept such a short visit with these beautiful creatures.

Epic Monarch Butterfly Tours This Coming Season!

by Paulf @, Mount Sterling, Ky 40353, Friday, September 13, 2019, 08:37 (4 days ago) @ Ottawa Joe

Seeing the Butterflies was on our Bucket List. It took 2 trips because the first trip in October the Reserve was closed. The 2nd trip was in January. We met people on the trail coming back who did not see any flying- was to early and cold. When we got by the trees the sun was coming through and the air was warming up and they were flying all over above us. It was interesting to see the millions in huge swarms hanging from the branches. There were dead butterflies all over, was told when they mate the male dies- don't know if it is true or not.