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Monarchs Continue to Arrive
(Nov. 6 | Nov. 7 | Nov. 10)

November 7, 2013
10:00 pm EST

Dear Friends,
Today we just confirmed that the monarch numbers areincreasing from one day to the next.

The first arrived yesterday, November 6th. Today, we again drove towards El Cerrito. On the way we asked some children living around the area whether they had seen monarchs arriving.

"Yes, they are already arriving since yesterday. They suddenly jumped up from over there," they said pointing to the north. "However, you will only see them when it is sunny; right now you might be not that lucky, since it is getting cloudy."

We continued our way to El Cerrito and found a few hundred monarchs clustering there. This is where they make their last halt just before going up the mountain to the sanctuaries where they'll stay with us for the next four and a half months.

Wait for news about our visit to El Rosario Sanctuary on Sunday to confirm their arrival there!

José Alberto, Rosa Isela, Erika, Javier and Estela
Angangueo, Michocán, México

Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico Map: Location of monarch butterfly overwintering region in Mexico
Located in the mountains near the two largest monarch sanctuaries.
Monarch Wintering Sites
The region in central México where monarchs overwinter.


Monarch sanctuary region of Mexico
Coming from the north
Monarch sanctuary region of Mexico
Monarch sanctuary region of Mexico
Monarch sanctuary region of Mexico
Completing the graph
Monarch sanctuary region of Mexico