What is the monarch
doing in April?

Final destination: southern USA. The spring migration begins in Mexico and reaches the south of the USA. These butterflies will lay their eggs here for a new generation of butterflies to continue their journey northward.

The Methuselah generation of butterflies is now fulfilling the last step of their life cycle. Eight months ago these same butterflies left the North of the continent in order to hibernate in Mexico and then began their journey back north, after mating. When they finally reach the south of the US, they look for milkweed plants to lay their eggs and die. The first generation of butterflies will be born from those very eggs and then continue its journey to the north.

Where can I see the monarch butterfly?

In the sanctuaries of Michoacán, where you can find more butterflies than anywhere else.

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Other observation areas

The other sanctuaries located in the state of Michoacán: Cerro Altamirano, Chivati-Huacal and Cerro Pelón, are not open to the public.

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