Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Mexico

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies (Used with permission) Publisher’s note: Major update in mid 2022. Many of the numbers are outdated. Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kWH4UrMAWGB41T3e7 Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan …

Monarch Butterflies

Photo: USFWS Mountain-Prairie, Monarch on the milkweed (Some rights reserved) The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. Headlines‘A cause for worry’: Mexico’s monarch butterflies drop by 26% in yearHow a poisonous plant became breakfast, lunch and dinner for monarchshttps://qz.com/1480192/monarch-populations-in-the-us-west-are-down-86-this-yearEavesdropping on Monarchs – @robflute Center for Biological Diversity CampaignSave …

Insects

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez, Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary (Used with permission) Insect = a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings EssayWhile most nature travelers do not go out of their way to inspect the insects, it would be a far less interesting world without ants, bees, butterflies …

Butterflies

Photo: Butterfly Figure (Some Rights Reserved) Butterfly = a nectar-feeding insect with two pairs of large, typically brightly colored wings that are covered with microscopic scales. Butterflies are distinguished from moths by having clubbed or dilated antennae, holding their wings erect when at rest, and being active by day. Wikipedia: Butterflies are insects in the …