The monarch butterfly spends most of his time in the woods of Michoacan and the Mexico state, but in their migrations it is normal to see them in places like the Chihuahuan desert or the jungles of San Luis Potosi.
However, the beaches of Oaxaca, 500 kilometers from the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere ReserveThey are not your usual scene, which is why Oaxacans and national and international tourists were so surprised to witness a sighting of this butterfly.
On The Truth News We explain in depth the migration of the monarch butterfly, and why the presence of these creatures on Oaxacan beaches is so unique on November 4 of this year.
Monarch butterfly seen on the beaches of Oaxaca
Since September of this year, monarch butterflies are already in Mexico, so citizens can visit the five sanctuaries that make up the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, where they fight for the conservation of this specimen.
But the big surprise was revealed by the journalist, Vania Olmos Lau, who reported the presence of a butterfly in the Lagunas de Chacahua National Park on the coasts of Oaxaca, also a natural area protected by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP).
These “rare” sightings can be recorded in a specialized app, Monarch Network, to help experts in various areas of biology better understand this specimen, improve preservation and care strategies.
When is the monarch butterfly season in Michoacán?
Every year the monarch butterflies begin to arrive in Michoacán from USA and Canada. A single monarch butterfly is capable of making the 4 thousand kilometer trip to Mexico to burn in the fir, pine, oak and cedar trees of the country.