Fall's Journey South
Report Your Sightings
Search Journey North
Monarchs Flood Across U. S. Border
"Here is the news you have been waiting for", writes Spanish Teacher Jon Dicus of the Blake
Schools.. "It arrived early this morning or late last night!" Jon translated this report for you
early this morning. It is from Senora Rocío Treviño of the Correo Real Monarch Project who's writing
from Saltillo, Coahuila. Saltillo is just 400 miles north of the monarchs' final destination, the Transvolcanic
Mountains in the Mexican States of Michoacan and Mexico:
5 pm, hundreds of butterflies began to arrive in Mexican territory. The report is from the following teachers:
"Prof. Javier Reyes Salas from the Hermanos Flores Magón High School and Norma Leticia Avendaño from the Kinder Garden Constituyentes de Querétaro, from the city of Acuna, Coahuila and Floria Herrera from the Niños Héroes high school from the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila.
"All of the teachers reported that after several days of rain, today as the sun was coming out, they felt a front of cool air blowing through at more or less 5 pm. It was at this point that they began to observe low flying groups of 20 to 30 butterflies. In little time the groups increased in size and density and began flying much higher.
"Prof. Javier (see above) is a disc jockey at a local radio station and when he announced the news over the air, people practically spilled out into the streets to welcome "our beloved travelers."
"Until 10 pm, the hour at which I am writing this report, I have received calls from both locations (Acuña and Piedras Negras) communicating the news of the arrival of the monarch to these two cities on our national border. I will continue informing you of the progress of the migration through our state and country."
"Greetings to our friends from Journey North."
Correo Real, Profauna
Saltillo, Coahuila MEXICO
The Next Monarch Migration Update Will be Posted October 21, 1997