Wow! Yesterday, our band of travelers visited the most magnificent splendiferous fantastic amazing unbelievable sanctuary for butterflies called El Rosario here in Angangueo! There simply are no words to describe how it felt to be walking up the mountain while streams of butterflies flew by me!
I was walking, and everywhere I looked — everywhere, everywhere there were butterflies floating past!!! The forest around me had wings! The monarchs are getting very active— flying and nectaring on plants. They are getting ready to fly north in another week or two.
They were streaming down the El Rosario valley and into the town below so that you can walk along and see monarchs flying by the shops!
We were honored to meet Estela Romero, from Journey North. We visited her in her home in the town and sat in courtyard of her charming home and discussed what we could do to save the monarchs for the future.
Second graders, you probably remember in the fall we made paper monarchs and mailed them to the Mexican school children — that was organized by Journey North.
We all decided to work together with the people of Angangueo to help bring the Monarch population back to full strength. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Journey North are both working to save the Monarchs.
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