Monarch Butterfly Reserve
Prevent Extreme Climate
Protect the Butterlies.
The butteflies come to the same place in Mexico each
year. It is a mystery how the young butterflies know when
to leave and where to come. We found when we climbed up
the steep hill to one of the spots where they congregate,
it was cool. Butterflies require a certain range of temperature
in their winter home. We were told many had frozen and
died this winter as it was colder then usual. We actually
saw snow on the mountains nearby. If global warming continues
and the temperature are colder than usual this will effect
the butterflies. Cutting down car emissions and carbon
in the air will help the future butterflies.
In these pictures what appears to be leaves are in fact
tens of thousands of butterflies.
The butterlies travel south to avoid the cold. We saw
millions at the sanctuary in Mexico. When spring arrives,
which is March in Mexico, the Monarchs begin their sping
trip, stopping along the way to lay eggs and die. Their
offspring continue on & at last, in late spring, arrive
Return to the Night Bubble.
"Journey to Dodoland" Copyright and TM
1977. Della Burford, Dodoland in Cyberspace 1995-2017 Della Burford and Dale Bertrand.