Monarch to monarca
When monarch butterflies go to Mexico they become mariposas monarca. Wings become alas, eyes become ojos. Observers count monarcas por minuto (monarchs per minute) and watch for perchaderos (roosts). Monarchs overwinter together by the millions in huge colonias (colonies). The microclima (microclimate) of the the bosque (forest) meets the butterflies' needs.

Mariposa Monarca

Image: Barbara Messimer