CHINCUA FEBRUARY 11, 2014 – MONARCHS

Our viewing on this day was quite the opposite of the previous day. It was very cold and cloudy at CHINCUA SANCTUARY. The area with butterflies was minuscule due to the dire situation of the Monarchs. They used to cover far more ground, be in many more trees, but with their numbers plummeting, there were few trees covered by the butterflies. Due to the cold, the butterflies were dormant, their wings closed tightly. Quite a contrast. Instead of a lot of orange, it was a grey, black and white scene. I was glad to have experienced both and thought it quite beautiful in its own way.

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