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Thirsty Butterflies, Dry Conditions
Moisture becomes critical at this point of the overwintering season. The colonies break up as the monarchs move downslope in search of water.

"Drought in the region is alarming right now. Puddles where monarchs drink water at the Sanctuary are a 'thin thread' of running water, compared to former years," notes Estela.

Thirsty Butterflies, Dry Conditions at monarch overwintering sites in Mexico

 

 

Image: Estela Romero

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