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Know Before You Go | Mexico's Monarch Butterflies


Whether you're preparing for an upcoming trip to the kingdom of the monarchs or just want to know more about the butterfly migration, be sure to check out these useful resources. Learn about the remarkable discovery of the monarch's overwintering sites, browse helpful packing tips and immerse yourself in travel stories that leave the reader enthralled, taken in by imaginings of shimmering gossamer wings in sacred fir forests. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about monarchs? We've got answers! We've compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions about the butterfly migration, Mexico's climate, transportation and much more.
A Guide to Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

A Guide to Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

Learn all about monarchs in this comprehensive collection covering butterfly biology, the migration and conservation. 
Monarchs Conservation & Community

Monarchs Conservation & Community

Read on to discover how our initiatives in Mexico help protect monarch populations, preserve culture and support community development.
Monarch Butterfly Trivia

Monarch Butterfly Trivia

Take our monarch butterfly quiz below to put your knowledge to the test, then share it with friends to see who knows the most about the monarch migration!
WWF in Action

WWF in Action

Discover how the Mexican government and World Wildlife Fund are helping protect monarch butterflies from unsustainable logging through work with local communities.
Weather & Climate

Weather & Climate

Find out what the weather conditions are typically like in Mexico City and the mountain town of Angangueo during the monarch migration.
Packing List

Packing List

Check out these packing guidelines and a list of all the clothing and gear you’ll want to pack so you'll be well prepared for your adventure to the kingdom of the monarchs.
Travel Stories & Articles
Myth and Mystery in Mexico’s Monarch Kingdom

Myth and Mystery in Mexico’s Monarch Kingdom

—By Wendy Redal
Each year around El Día de los Muertos, the sky over the Mexican mountain village of Anguangeo becomes a flurry of orange. Picture millions of monarchs...
5 Fascinating Facts about the Monarch Butterfly

5 Fascinating Facts about the Monarch Butterfly

—By Peter Davis Krahenbuhl
Arguably among the most beautiful of all butterfly species, the North American monarch isn’t just another pretty face. Here are some amazing facts...
Butterfly Beauty in Numbers

Butterfly Beauty in Numbers

—By Kate Willingham
Earlier this year, I had the rare opportunity to join one of Natural Habitat Adventure’s Kingdom of the Monarchs trips. As you can imagine, I was...
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