The Phenomenon of Monarch Butterflies

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crikey, have you seen anything as surreal as this? Each year during wintertime millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from the Rocky Mountains in Canada to the warmer weather in Michoacán, Mexico. Denni, who took those photographs in the Chincua Mountain Sanctuary, said that she couldn't believe her eyes as the whole place was filled with colourful butterflies and the only sound she could hear was the beating of their wings. What a treat, isn't it? xo

P.S: Also, this butterfly tree and the breathtaking gardens of Marqueyssac in France.

(Three top photos by Denni - Chic Muse via Honestly...wtf, last two photos: via Eleanor Hall and by Mario Vazquez)

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG this is mesmerizing. I had no idea about it. Cheers, Grace.

Diana Mieczan said...

It really is mesmerizing, isn't it, Grace?

Natasha Fatah said...

I used to live in Mexico and we went to the butterfly sanctuary, it was total magic.

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

TheChambrayCountess said...

I have wanted to go here for some time and now I want to go even more!!

HiLLjO said...

I adore this.
I watched a documentary about them; they're life cycle is pretty amazing. Some butterflies survive the entire trip and some start it so that future generations may simply continue to live.
The weather patterns are making it harder for them to do this but they're still trying as these wonderous photos attest.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I would so love to experience this!

Diana Mieczan said...

Lucky girl, Natasha. That is SO awesome!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

How incredible and amazing, HiLLjO! I need to watch that documentary.

Hannah Q. Parris said...

So amazing. I'd love to see it in real life. Thanks for sharing such wonderful gems, Diana!

Christianna said...

These have a reserve near my house, but to be honest I've never gone. I've always wanted to, but I've never gotten around to it.

Vintage Market Place said...

Just a few weeks ago we had an amazing amount of butterflies in our park.
I have never seen them like that here before. My son was so excited by them and would run after them thru the park.
He tried catching them and then my husband tried to grab them in his hat.
It was so fun!
Amy

laurenjeanallece said...

This would be so amazing to see, but I would freak out if I was out in the middle of the frenzy! haha

Annie said...

Just amazing! I can't wait to show my mom - she will appreciate :) XO

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..glad you like it, Hannah:)

Roselie said...

This is trully wonderful I 'd have loved to have been there...I didn't know butterflies migrate...

Diana Mieczan said...

You totally should check them out, Christianna! I bet it would be such a great experience. And Amy, how fun!! Your boys are so sweet:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Lauren, I read that they get super scared when there are people around and just fly away.

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..Annie, I love that!!!

Diana said...

I would love to experience this in person...so stunning. I love butterflies and always have since I can remember. I actually have a butterfly tattoo on my back!

Diana Mieczan said...

Butterfly tattoo? That is so cool, Di:)

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