National Geographic Travel

Photo by @FransLanting Trees covered in Monarch butterflies is what you can find in the mountains of southern Mexico if you know where and when to go (Michoacan between November and February). Until the 1970s the destination of migrating Monarchs was a mystery, but when I first visited in the 1980s it had become a place to go to not just for butterflies, but for visitors as well. Unfortunately, since then the Monarch population has plummeted by more than 80%, largely because of widespread use of herbicides in the US, which kills the milkweed plants they depend on. To get a sense of the astonishing numbers of butterflies (more than 50 million!) that used to gather in Mexico go to @FransLanting and check some of the links below to learn more about the plight of the Monarchs. @ChristineEckstrom @ThePhotoSociety #Monarch #Endangered #CenterforBiodiv #Monarch_Watch

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@davis_rx8

@karinitadelnorte Bucket List ? Pongámosle fecha !!

@greengreen2608

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@naplesbettybethem

Would be nice to see

@canitbechristine

Seriously been a life goal forever!

@anniembenson

Let’s go!

@igorodsan

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@mrsbusterposey

@summerquilt I wanna go there!!!

@summerquilt

@mrsbusterposey this is the post I was telling you about. Isn’t this beautiful?😍

@yeso_capa

🤩🤩🤩🤩

@23sree_varma

@priya_dagar__ 😂😂😂😂😂

@priya_dagar__

@23sree_varma abeeee😵yha scroll krne mein halat khrab hai ye pic ko , jane mein 2 jaenge ,1 waps aaega 😵

@granfakin

@elizabettamarquez siii vamos los 3 a Michoacan!

@ciciliapib

@tacianomm vc se lembra delas? Vimos sobre as monarcas lá no Yosemite 🏔

@franciscofernandezrua

Nature ‘s beauty is everywhere! It must be protected so that future generations scan enjoy this site!!

@davideduardomolina

@matiasuhrig ahora que vuelvas los llevamos :) a La Niña Emma y a @this_is_mycloset

@billmcgo

Grace McGoldrick

@elizabettamarquez

@granfakin algún día vas a ir a ver el santuario se la mariposa monarca 😘

@nevermind.dc

@carcticc say no more, sei onde há um ;)

@charisma.choytah

Wow😍😍😍😍😍😍

@carcticc

@nevermind.dc gostava de ir a um mariposario btw

@queen_fatifa

@tim_wiamer17 my nightmare come true. I would die from a heart attack surrounded by all those butterflies

@raulrolon007

👏👏👏

@moumita023

😭😱😧I wanna be there

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