Category Archives: Monarch Butterfly Trips

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Cook with Diana Kennedy–and Experience the Monarchs!

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Don’t miss this incredible trip in February, 2018: Diana Kennedy, Monarchs and Mexico City Photo–University of Texas Press Authentic Mexico Travel, February, 2018   Feb 10- Fly to MEX, arriving MEX before 2p. Our first evening is in the central area and will give us a chance to get oriented and grab dinner at a […]

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2017 Monarch Trips

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The monarch butterflies are migrating up across the USA right now and we are planning our trips to the monarch preserves in Mexico now. Prime time is Feb 10- March 5 and we will plan for 3-5 trips during that time. Here are the basics you need to know: Our trips are based out of […]

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Late February and March Trips to Monarchs

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I have just been in the monarch areas near Mexico City and they are back in great numbers- at leats up from last year it seems. Locals think they may be 25% higher in area covered compared to last year. The way they measure the populations is to calculate the area that the trees cover […]

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Best Time to See the Monarchs in Mexico

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People often ask me when is the best time to experience the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico. There is often some confusion about when they show up, when they are active, and when they migrate back to the USA. Each year the weather and migrations vary, so there is no exact way to predict when […]

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Monarch Butterfly Video

Cindy and Kirby Pringle are monarch activists who have produced several great videos on various monarch topics. This one is  from their Dogtown Artworks site is one that they produced on some prairie they are restoring at their home in Tuscola, Illinois. Our Monarch butterfly trips  to Mexico will get you to the actual sites […]

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Monarch Butterflies Are Back!

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Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch has been warning over the last few years that declining habitat and the elimination of milkweed by pesticides could endanger the future of monarchs. This year there has been a huge push in Mexico, the United Sates and Canada to restore habitat. Thousands of people have gotten involved planting milkweed […]

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Monarch Trips in 2016

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All summer we have been growing Monarch Butterfly larvae and releasing the adults. Perhaps we just saw our last adult a few days ago on a warm fall day here. They are now making their way south to Mexico and  Michoacán states and soon the viewing season will be on. We have trips going to […]

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Our latest Mexico City Tour

Now we offer long weekend trips to Mexico City. Your focus can be art, food, history or just seeing the sites! This one is another one of our “sightskipping”, authentic, small group trips that have made our excursions so popular with travelers. There is also the option to stay longer in Mexico City or Puebla–or […]

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Monarch Butterfly Numbers in Mexico

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We were in Cerro Pelon Monarch Reserve (see above picture) a few days ago and all the talk was that the numbers of Monarchs seems to be up this year. Now from the Monarch Watch site several news success are reporting the same. CBS News reported yesterday that numbers were at about one billion in […]

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2015 Butterfly Trips to Mexico

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I am just back from the monarch butterfly areas of Mexico state and Michoacán and we are set to schedule our monarch butterfly tours for early 2015. The first will start on about Feb 16 and the second will start about March 6. Both will include options to see three butterfly nesting areas and we […]

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