Peak Season at the Sanctuaries
Estela Romero shares news from El Rosario and Sierra Chincua sanctuaries in Mexico. Keep reporting monarch observations in the Southeastern U.S. as part of our targeted monitoring project. And get ready for the upcoming spring migration season – weekly news updates begin at the end of the month.
Letter From Estela Romero: News from El Rosario and Sierra Chincua
At El Rosario and Sierra Chincua sanctuaries, Estela Romero worries about dry conditions but also marvels at the display of monarchs. She writes, “The sun rays are harsh and everybody comments how concerning this is. Clouds haven’t appeared since last Tuesday, and there was little promise of rain when they did … El Rosario continues to be impressive. It is a beautiful sight despite what appears to be a slightly lower population of the colony. The images speak for themselves.”
Stay Tuned for Ellen Sharp’s Letter from Cerro Pelon Sanctuary Next Week!
Monitor Overwintering Monarchs
Thank you to all who have participated in our targeted monarch butterfly monitoring project. These observations will contribute to research efforts on overwintering behavior of monarch butterflies in the Southeastern U.S.
But your sustained help is needed. During the rest of February, please continue to report your monarch observations to Journey North.
Get Ready for Spring Migration
Monarch spring migration is just around the corner. News updates begin at the end of the month. If you haven’t done so already, register now so you can share observations for the upcoming spring migration season.