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About monarchchaser

I am a naturalist, illustrator/author and educator who has been raising and releasing monarch butterflies for over 40 years.

Hello from Michoachan!

We finally found an internet connection! Bill Fry at the Pyramid of the Sun Tuesday we visited Teotihuacan, City of the Gods.  Our visit was just a very brief brush with this huge, complex archeological site.  It was election day … Continue reading

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The Pyramids and Atlantean figures at Tula

Today we traveled south east to Tula—Toltec archeological site.  Along the way we counted many monarchs. We began to encounter them just outside of San Miguel de Allende and continuously as we drove sout on 57 toward Queretaro.  Most were … Continue reading

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Good morning from San Miguel de Allende

Our Day of the Dead Altar honoring Jay King, Norman H. Rea II, Bob Fry, Barbara G. Rea and Elizabeth Fry Susan Fry, Ba Rea and Bill Fry We put up an altar last night for our loved ones who … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead in San Miguel de Allende

Saturday morning, we had a great breakfast at Java Time, the coffee shop attached to Hotel Casablanca in Queretaro. I don’t know if any of you have traveled with Carol Cullar but it is always a fascinating adventure.  Coincidences and … Continue reading

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October 31, Many Monarchs! Between Rio Verde and Jalpan in the Sierra Madre Occidental

We got up early at Hotel San Jose in Cuidad del Mais.  It was overcast with occasional drizzle.  After some consultation with a gentleman alongside the main road we headed uphill out of town, past a plaza and playground onto … Continue reading

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October 30, Chasing the Monarchs to Cuidad del Maiz

This morning we bade farewell to the tranquility of our stay at Hotel Morillo.  At breakfast we got a suggestion via the monarch listserv, Dplex,  from Bill Calvert that we divert our trip Through Cuidad del Maiz to Rio Verde … Continue reading

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Following the Monarchs south out of Saltillo

We got a note from Bill Calvert on Dplex this morning: “You should slip over to Cuidad del Maiz and head south towards Rio Verde. That’s where the monarchs go!” So we are on our way.  We’ll check in as … Continue reading

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From the Beautiful Hotel Morillo in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

This post comes to you from the incredibly beautiful courtyard of the Hotel Morillo in Coahuila, Mexico. http://www.elmorillo.com.mx  We are relaxing after days of pushing to get into Mexico and meeting up with a Monarch Monitoring conference in Saltillo. As we … Continue reading

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The Road to Saltillo

  We got up early this morning and started our preparations for the trip: insurance for the car, last minute purchases for the road.  By 11 or so we had crossed the bridge from Eagle Pass to Piedras Negras and … Continue reading

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A Day in Texas

We headed off to Enchanted Rock, just north of Fredricksburg, Texas today.  Enchanted Rock is a huge pink granite outcrop.  We climbed to the top.  The main migration has passed but monarchs are still passing through.  We saw several gliding … Continue reading

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