A Walk Through The
Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary With Javier
"Guide In El Rosario Sanctuary"
Work In The Fields And Work As A Guide
It is difficult to balance work, as I have to be awake by 7:00 a.m.
and continue through to 1:00 a.m. the next morning, sometimes without
taking any meals. In the morning I sometimes have tea and then leave for
work in the fields before I report to the front office of the sanctuary
at 8:00 am. At the office, the other guides gather and a list gets passed
around from the "head guide". This list has each guide's name
in a certain order and is used to control who assists the tourists as
they arrive. Thus the guides serve the tourists on a rotating basis and
in the early months or especially during the week it is not nearly as
busy, therefore we don't need to use this list.I usually start my tour
with introductions, a "sign-in" at the visitor's center and
an announcement that I will not have all the answers, as I NEVER want
to explain something I do not understand. I also prefer to walk my guests
up to the colonies allowing them to save their energy for the hike, thus
waiting to discuss their observations at the top.
with his entire family outside their home on the ejido El Rosario.
on a tour, explaining the displays at the Visitor's Center and the signs
along the path near the butterfly colonies.