Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: Letters From The Field


Letters From Estela Romero

By Estela Romero, Environmental Educator, Angangueo, State of Michoacán, México

Every week, starting in mid-October, Estela Romero writes articles describing monarch activity within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Ms. Romero’s articles focus on Sierra Chincua and El Rosario Sanctuaries. 

As an experienced environmental educator, Ms. Romero works with other educators and students in communities surrounding the Monarch Reserve. She delivers educational programming as well as Symbolic Migration Classroom Ambassadors to local schools. Ms. Romero describes these school visits in her weekly blog posts for the Symbolic Migration Project.

Estela Romero’s work is made possible with funding from Monarchs Across Georgia.

Letters From Ellen Sharp

By Dr. Ellen Sharp, Macheros, Donato Guerra, State of Mexico, Mexico

During the 2020-2021 overwintering season, Dr. Ellen Sharp, co-owner of JM Butterfly B&B and Ecotours and co-founder of Butterflies & Their People, generously shares observations from the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Due to the pandemic, the Cerro Pelon Sanctuary closed to outside visitors. Dr. Sharp and Forest Guardians at the Cerro Pelon Sanctuary will provide glimpses of monarch happenings in this region for the Journey North community. More of Dr. Sharp’s writings are available at