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11 Feb

The migration of the Monarch Butterfly

La migración de la Mariposa Monarca

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The migration of the Monarch Butterfly: a Spiritual Experience

The migration of the monarch butterfly is one of the most spectacular phenomena of nature that we can witness in this era. It is a spiritual experience generated by the mystery of why they always arrive at the same place, the astonishment generated by an insect that achieves unthinkable feats for the human being and the sensory spectacle that these creatures create in their hibernation.

As much more of nature, we are just beginning to understand the complicated interweaving of relationships and phenomena that allow this migration of the butterfly. There have been advances in the conservation of the habitat of butterflies in the forest of the sierras of Michoacán and the State of Mexico at the height of the Transverse Neovolcanic Axis. There is also more awareness now about the damaging effects of the large monocultures of mostly corn and soybeans in the central United States, and the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers in the migratory path of the butterfly. What was previously considered a stubble herb in the fields, now we know that it is the food for this enchanting species.

What can you do to help the migration of the Monarch Butterfly?

One, when buying wood or furniture, ask about the origin of the wood. From the outset we must support regulated projects. There are very inspiring forestry projects.

Two, consume organic; this is not only better for health, but for soils, soil, and butterflies.

Three, know the phenomenon of the monarch butterfly practicing responsible, sustainable tourism that focuses on the well-being of biodiversity.

For this, visit Hotel Agua Blanca: a place of healing, hot springs, environmental education, with a farm of animals, gardens, waterfalls, guided tours, rituals that facilitate a reconnection with nature, and near the different sanctuaries of the migration of the Monarch Butterfly.

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