tourists visit the sanctuaries on weekends they find a beautiful
exhibit at the entrance, and Symbolic Monarchs to greet them.
banner reads “Migracion Simbolica: Uniendo a los ninos de
norteamerica” (Symbolic Migration: Uniting the Children of
North America), and the flags of Mexico, Canada and the United States
are invited to “tag” a symbolic butterfly. On the back
of the tag, they write their own address. When these Symbolic Monarchs
come back in the spring spring, you may receive one that was tagged
by a tourist.
Cerro Prieto ejido owns land at the entrance to the Sierra Chincua
Sanctuary. Members gave Journey North permission to set up our exhibit
at this beautiful place, and they made the wooden stand just for
us. When the butterflies came out of the boxes the people crowded
around to see. Everybody wanted to tag a butterfly and they were
touched by the letters sent from Canada and the United States.
the second clip, Senor la Cruz says they are very happy to have
the Symbolic Butterflies and that they will take good care of them.