Magical butterfly migration
in Mexico


Text and photo by Tim Bird

Between October and March the forests close to Angangueo in Mexico come alive at sunrise with the orange wings of a billion Monarch butterflies that have migrated from the US and Canada. The trees in the El Rosario Butterfly Biosphere Reserve sag under the weight of the resting insects, which are roused in fluttering orange clouds in the warmth of daylight.

This article was first published in the January 2015 issue of Finnair's monthly in-flight magazine Blue Wings.