Monarch Migration

Every winter millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from the Rocky Mountains in Canada to warmer weather in Michoacan, Mexico. How lucky is Denni, of Chic Muse, to have been able to witness this natural wonder, in person, at the Chincua Mountain Sanctuary? Magical!

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  1. Wow. I can’t even imagine what that must be like to see in person. How amazing! I wonder what the sound of all of those tiny beating wings was like too. Magical is right!

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  2. Lisa wrote:

    Wow that’s incredible! I bet it would be amazing to see, but a little freaky to be in!

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  3. Nomadic D wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to see this!

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  4. wow that’s insane. I’m not sure how i would feel though being in the middle of it.

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  5. carissa wrote:

    she’s definitely lucky!

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    Carissa

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  6. I got to see this at another way station in their migration — The Monarch Grove in Pismo Beach, CA — this past fall. It IS absolutely magical. And there, right in the middle of a bustling city.

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  7. Jessica wrote:

    Denni’s sunglasses are awesome! A good way to shield the eyes from all those beautiful butterflies. I should add that migration to things I want to do with a new hip!

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  8. I think I’d half think it was incredible beautiful and half feel like I’d somehow entered a slightly more benevolent (but still a liiiitle creepy!) world of The Birds!

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  9. Megan Salters wrote:

    This is how my college campus in Abilene, Texas looked when the monarchs stopped and stayed for about 4-5 days! It was definitely a neat experience! 🙂

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  10. Jacqui wrote:

    this is amazing but where are her sunglasses from they are also amazing 🙂 x

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  11. Oh – I used to live in Santa Barbara, California and every winter the Monarchs came to an Eucalyptus orchard right at the ocean! So SPECIAL – So amazing to see – and think about it: they do this since thousands of years – again and again….

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  12. B wrote:

    There was a mini-migration staging in the trees ringing a field next to the house here in southern Ontario in the fall of 2010. It was amazing. I saw all these shapes and colours that looked like dead leaves in trees that had already lost their leaves and when I went to take a closer look they flew off and around the branches. There were several hundred and they hung around for a few days. We have monarch butterflies all over Ontario in the summer, but this was the first gathering of them I’ve ever seen, particularly so late in the season.

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  13. I SAW THIS HOW AMAZIINGG!!!

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  14. omg that is so beautiful.

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  15. Zane wrote:

    beautiful photos

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  16. I freaking love these pics!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Magic of nature… wow! M x

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  18. omg – so beautiful!!! i have always wanted to see this in person – so magical!!! xoxo

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  19. Steph wrote:

    How beautiful. I live the close up shot, especially the butterfly one! x

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  20. sarah wrote:

    yep, like lebenslustiger, I lived in SB, CA and visited the monarch grove there during the winters. Much smaller, but still – breathtaking.

    Did you know it takes 4 generations of butterflies to complete the migration? The ones that set off on the journey are not the ones that return – isn’t that amazing?

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  21. Kimmy wrote:

    Wow, incredibly lucky! Thanks for sharing the link.

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  22. cupcake wrote:

    This is amazing… I had no idea butterflies migrate! Thank you for sharing (something more than just fashion 😉 )

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  23. Laura wrote:

    This has been on my wish list for a long time! Growing up in Canada we always picked the eggs off the milk weed and raised the caterpillar inside watching it’s many transformations in to the Monarch butterfly!

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  24. mandy wrote:

    soooo beautiful !!!

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  25. Jessie wrote:

    my girl from the chic muse. love this post. thank you for sharing 😉
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  26. Sand ra wrote:

    This place is on my list of things to do before i die. BEAUTIFUL!

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  27. Tony wrote:

    Wow, this is great to see. The drought in Texas has caused some to predict record low numbers of monarchs for 2012. looks like someone forgot to tell the monarchs!

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  28. Tony wrote:

    Wow, this is great to see. The extreme-drought in Texas has caused some to predict RECORD-LOW monarch numbers in 2012. Looks like someone forgot to tell the monarchs!

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  29. Lucía wrote:

    I’m in love with the second picture. It looks like if the Prada sunnies were made for this setting!!

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  31. Sara wrote:

    I guess this is how paradise looks… One word: beautiful!

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  32. J Umm wrote:

    these pictures are magical!
    STYLE DECORUM

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