El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Reserve

Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico

December 2004

Early morning departure from Angangueo up the mountain towards El Rosario

 

a fairly famous view along the way towards El Rosario

 

El Rosario guides waiting for the tourists to arrive

 

starting up the trail (traffic goes up on left, down on right)

 

these empty trails will become filled after the new year, particularly on weekends

 

leaving the trails, heading into the forest for the final climb

 

a portion of the larger of the two colonies present at El Rosario

 

open area below the colony

 

fresh female drinking water in the clearing

 

the visitors' center a bit more busy than when we arrived

 


 

 

roadside views going back down the mountain


 


 

Angangueo from above

road to Sierra Chincua - upper right, road to El Rosario - lower right

 

dropping back into town

then on to the event at the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Reserve


24 Oct 2006  Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Monarch Watch