Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Reserve

Angangueo, Michoacan, Mexico

December 2004

View from "Mirador Peña Blanca" or White Rock Overlook

left Reforma Blvd., Mexico City at 0600, arrived at Sierra Chincua at 0900

passes for one auto and three people (20 pesos = 2 dllrs)

trail-side Monarca nectaring on Asteraceae

puddle party for two


standing in awe 



Oyamel overflow


along a road at the base of the colony


we walked in but many choose to ride

16 Jan 2005 ©  Mike Quinn / / Texas Entomology / Texas Monarch Watch