Monarch Butterfly Reserve-
Sound Atmospheric Angelpop
We dedicate this section of the
website on Butterflies to our friends
"The Butterfly Lady"
in San Francisco - Stevanne Auverbach- Dr. Toy
and the "Seeing Eye Butterfly" - "Sal -
Jo- Randall Williams in Victoria.
more about the Butterflies
The forests are located in Campecehe, Chihuahua,
Michoacan and the State of Mexico. They total more than
a million hectares of tree covered land in Mexico.
The term "Model Forest" refers to forests that
have various functions, but are managed with an empasis
on sustainable development and protection of the ecosystems
that exist with them.
The Monarch Butterfly Model Forest in Michoacan and the
State of Mexico is an example of an area that requires social
and economic development and a system which preserves natural
resources."In demanding environmental conservation
in the (Monarch wintering) region, the problems of extreme
poverty of the people and growing demographics also have
to be considered" so said a top official of the Environment
Secretariat (Semarnam). Because of this the Secretariat
is looking to implement plans for sustainable development
that integrate resource conservation while paying attention
to social problems, according to another official. The project
embraces activities like farming, market-garden greenhouses,
fish framing, eco-tourism and local handicrafts.
People in Canada consider milkweed a noxious weed and this
is a problem for the butterflies as they consider it delicious.
Canada is their summer home.
Mexico is the wintering home of millions of Monarch butterflys
that migrate from Canada in the summer all the way to mid
Mexico for the winter. (Boy are they smart!)
Return to the Night Bubble.
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1977. Della Burford, Dodoland in Cyberspace 1995-2011 Della
Burford and Dale Bertrand.