Mass Arrival at the Sanctuaries

November 13, 2005
As thousands upon thousands of butterflies reached the El Rosairo sanctuary last Saturday, Dr. Carlos Galindo-Leal snapped the spectacular images below.
Maybe your own butterfly is pictured here! Or one that you saw flying overhead during migration.

“Ontario! Ohio! Quebec! Minnesota! Maryland! Michigan!” we would hear, if each butterfly could name its home state or province as it completed the long migration.

Photos courtesy of Carlos Galindo-Leal, World Wildlife Fund-México

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
There is much to learn by looking closely at a single photo. What do you notice? What do you wonder? Dr. Lincoln Brower has been studying monarchs for over 50 years. Here’s what he saw, and what he wondered:

“You can see monarchs dotting the sky in lines. I have seen this before. I am convinced they follow each other during the fall migration. How they do this is a grand question.......”