More than three times as many Monarch butterflies are expected to pass through Michoacán and the State of México during the annual migration this year, Travel + Leisure reports.
Considering last year’s kaleidoscope—yes, that is the incredibly adorable name for a group of butterflies—covered almost two-and-a-half acres, that’s a giant jump and a bit of hope for conservationists.
The migration numbers have been decreasing since hitting an all-time high in the 1996-1997 season with a migration covering more than 46 acres—and eventually reaching an all-time low in 2013-2014, where the swarm barely covered an acre.
What this means for travelers: It’s a good time to get out there and take in the natural phenomenon for yourself. According to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in a quote to the Mexican press, it’s only going to get better: “[The goal is] 225 million monarch butterflies returning right here to Mexico every year. We believe we can get there by working together and it sounds like we may be on our way, we hope.”
by Erika Owen (Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure).
more recommended stories
Popocatepetl volcano erupts, sending huge ash cloud 1 mile into sky
According to Yahoo News, Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted.
Carlos Slim goes after the Brazilian market
Carlos Slim buys Nextel in the.
Yucatan beekeepers in crisis
VALLADOLID, Yucatan – The effects of.
Merida´s garbage collectors to focus on proper waste management
The collection company will present a.
Conservative lawyer Christopher Landau designated as Mexico ambassador
Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump.
Puerto Morelos expects thousands of tourists during the Holy Week and Easter holidays
“The beaches of Puerto Morelos (that.
Human Connections in Mexico
Bucerias, Nayarit – On a recent Mexican.
Quintana Roo’s Occidental at Xcaret contending for the “Coolest” Hotel Pool in the World!
March Madness is here again, and with.
Underwater discovery in Egypt ends a thousand year old archaeological mystery
Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right.
President Trump threatens ‘SNL’ with federal investigation because they mock him
Donald Trump threatened “Saturday Night Live”.