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Monarchs winter in Mexico

January 14, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

MONARCH BUTTERFLIES may be the last thing on our minds as we experience more 'normal' January weather outside this weekend. With cold weather settling in, our normal, it is kind of interesting to note that the insect world just goes about its business of survival out of sight and out of mind. But Mom Nature's long list of survival strategies is amazing. For the butterflies now resting in the high elevation (10,000 feet high) mountainside fir tree forests of central Mexico, winter for them is the means to an end, a process absolutely necessary for the survival of the new generations of Monarchs we will see next spring.



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