The Marvelous Monarchs of Mexico

Monarch butterflies

  We just got back from witnessing one of nature’s most breathtaking spectacles. High in the Sierra Madre Mountains west of Mexico City is the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where migrating Monarchs from east of the Rockies throughout North America overwinter in a mountaintop forest of oyamel fir trees. Arriving […]

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Flamingo Tango in Mexico’s Rio Lagartos

Flamingos

If you’re visiting Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and want to see some of the area’s wildlife, it’s hard to beat a trip to Rio Lagartos. The sleepy fishing village lies roughly half way along the peninsula’s northern shore, straight north of Valladolid. It borders the Ria Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, a sprawling mangrove-lined estuary with phenomenal bird […]

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