Monarchs at a Mexican butterfly sanctuary. (Photo: Brenda Dziedzic)
Love monarchs? Consider a virtual butterfly experience with monarchs in Mexico
Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies make a journey most of us could never imagine. They travel thousands of miles south through North America to spend the winter in Mexico. Since 2009, local butterfly gardening expert Brenda Dziedzic has traveled to Macheros, Mexico, to see the butterfly sanctuaries, often leading groups of friends to see them as well. They get to see the magical monarchs and their trips support the local economy. But with international travel on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, one nonprofit that works to preserve the Sanctuary Cerro Pelón is taking a different approach. Butterfies & Their People are hosting virtual butterfly experiences instead. The “Adopt a Colony” features bimonthly newsletters that will allow donors to follow the span of the entire season from November through March.