The Monarch Butterfly Migration from Mexico

Spectacular phenomena of nature are a rare joy to witness.

Wikipedia hosts a fine write up on the migration of the Monarch Butterfly here which explains the phenomena, but that hardly describes seeing it live.

We would have missed it completely but for a chance encounter with a gentleman while waiting to disembark the ferry from Baja California. He was, I believe, an enthusiast, and had been observing the migration for some years whenever possible. This footage is from March, when the butterflies begin their journey back towards Canada and the Northern US.


Vish Vishvanath

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