The 2022-2023 hibernation season of the Monarch butterfly began, which is why the general population is invited to admire this natural spectacle in the Sanctuaries of the State of Mexico.
And it is that the sanctuaries that will open to the public are the Macheros and El Capulín Tourist Paradors, in Donato Guerra, the La Mesa Tourist Parador, in San José del Rincón, and Piedra Herrada, in Temascaltepec.
Monarch Butterfly Migration route
Every year, the forests of the State of Mexico become witnesses of one of the unique phenomena of nature, the monarch butterfly migrationthat it travels more than 400 thousand kilometers, from Canada, to hibernate in the limits of Michoacán and Edomex.
The monarch butterfly spends most of its life in the United States and Canada, and in winter it migrates to Mexican lands; In order to hibernate, it seeks the warm forests of oyamel, pine, oak and cedar that are found in Mexican territory.
Hours of Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Edomex
The sighting of the monarch butterflies has begun and ends until March 31, 2023.
The Visiting hours to the monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Edomex are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
Costs of Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries in Edomex
The access cost varies between the Sanctuaries, in the case of Macheros, El Capulín and La Mesa it is 80 pesos for adults and 50 pesos for minors, from six to 12 years old. In Piedra Herrada, general access is 100 pesos for adults and 70 pesos for minors in the same age range.
Recommendations for Monarch Butterfly sighting in Edomex Sanctuaries
- For the sighting of the Monarch Butterfly, visitors are invited to follow the actions of the Responsible Tourist Code such as:
- Do not disturb
- Do not touch or take butterflies
- Respect the hours of the Sanctuaries
- Do not introduce food or alcoholic beverages
- Do not introduce weapons or sharp objects
- No pets
- No Smoking
- Keep silence
- Do not take flora and/or fauna from the Sanctuaries
An important fact that should be known is that the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is also an important rainwater catchment area and a strategic point for the conservation of the country’s biodiversity, which is why it received the UNESCO declaration as a Natural World Heritage Site.
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For more information on the Sanctuaries you can consult the website here.