Monarchs Crossing Mexico by the Thousands
At last! Thousands
and thousands of monarchs appeared across northern Mexico this week. Observers
in the state of Coahuila say this is the best migration they’ve
seen in years. Señora Rocío Treviño, who coordinates
Mexico's migration-tracking program Correo Real, forwarded the
news. She wrote late Tuesday night after her spectacular monarch-watching
20: Saltillo, Coahuila
Today monarch butterflies adorned the sky and fields across Coahuila like
we haven’t seen for years. From Cuatrocienegas to Saltillo people
reported thousands of butterflies. I went out into my garden this morning
and counted an average of 60 per minute for nearly two hours.
This evening, I took my granddaughters to a stream in the "Boca de
Leon" canyon to search for roosts. At last, there were clusters of
some three thousand butterflies and something incredible that I have never
encountered in all my years--a monarch with a tag! Unfortunately,
I didn’t have my net so couldn’t catch the butterfly to read
the tag but I did take a photo.
you find the monarch with the tag (etiqueta)?
Take a look!
How Many Monarchs per Hour?
Try some monarch math! Señora Treviño counted an
average of 60 monarchs per minute flying over Saltillo, Coahulia on Tuesday
for nearly two hours.
Butterfly Migration Updates Will be Posted on THURSDAYS: Aug. 27, Sep.
3, 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5...or until the monarchs reach
Next Monarch Migration Update Will Be Posted on October 29, 2009.