El Rosario Sanctuary
Monday, February 26, 2018
At El Rosario Sanctuary today monarchs covered the ground in a majestic orange carpet and the air was incessantly invaded by a brilliant orange veil. It was almost smothering. The butterfly activity was uninterrupted and kept us immobile, paralyzed within the next few hours. Has this been seen in the past? No, not that I remember quite like this. Nor have I seen such a contrast in a single day, between yesterday’s heavy, dense clusters at Sierra Chincua and today’s miracle in front of my eyes, with not a single cluster to be seen anywhere. Mating? Hardly possible at this incredible level of activity all day long! Only two couples could I catch mating among these many millions!