Mariposa Madness

5 Feb

Last week we went to the El Rosario Mariposa Monarch Reserve, the largest monarch butterfly area in the world. It’s up at almost 10,000 feet so imagine what a fun drive that was (it took us 45 minutes to drive 8 miles) but was totally worth it!

We took a 30 minute horseback ride on Chocolate and Espeedy and then walked another 20 minutes.



At first, we saw a few butterflies here and there. Then it became this:


Swarming butterfly amazingness!! We were completely engulfed in orange and black fluttering wings.

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It looked like autumn but all the orange on the trees are butterflies.





The best part?!



Check out the breathtaking video of the butterflies on our Facebook page!

One Response to “Mariposa Madness”

  1. May February 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    How cool is that? Great pics too…

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