02/05/24 El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary - south - CycleBlaze

February 5, 2024

02/05/24 El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

I took the local “combi” up to the sanctuary.
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It follows steep stone road that passes through lots of small villages
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I got there early, while the butterflies were still lounging in the trees higher up
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It’s a strenuous hike up to where they sleep. Starts out with stairs
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Then a dirt path. I was glad to have my walking sticks
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I saw a bird
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Bill ShaneyfeltMatches red warbler perfectly!

https://ebird.org/species/redwar1
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It was frustratingly difficult to try to capture the feeling using my simple camera
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But there were LOTS of butterflies lounging in the trees
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As it warmed up they started flying about
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I found it easier to focus on the ones on the ground. The fliers just wouldn’t stay still
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I wasn’t alone. This is the early crowd. By the time I descended the trail was packed
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So many butterflies, the air was full. I’m sure I saw more today than I’ve ever seen before or will
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Wherever there was water there was a crowd
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I’m glad I came, I was not disappointed
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Patrick O'HaraWow. That's all there is to say. Enjoying following along.
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Karen PoretTo Patrick O'HaraAgreed! Thank you for sharing the photos with us so we can comment how fortunate we are to view this.
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