february, 2020

29febAll Day06marMexico: Winter Roosts of the Monarch Butterflies

Event Details



February 29-March 6, 2020
FULL – call Carol at 301-652-9188 x10 to be added to waitlist
Optional pre-trip extension February 26-29
Leaders: Mark Garland & Local Guides
Many millions of monarch butterflies migrate each autumn from temperate North America to a handful of mountain forest groves in Mexico’s Transvolcanic Mountain Range, roughly 100 miles west of Mexico City. It’s truly one of the world’s greatest migratory spectacles, and astoundingly, most of these millions of butterflies cluster together all winter in areas of just a couple of acres or less. This new ANS travel program features visits to the three sites that typically have the greatest numbers of wintering monarchs. While our primary goal is to marvel at these astounding concentrations and to learn about monarch biology, there will also be time to explore other elements of natural and human history. The optional extension is designed for those who would like to explore the cultural wonders in and around Mexico City. Please note that this trip is considered strenuous. Image credit: Mark Garland

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February 29 (Saturday) - March 6 (Friday)