a sta, is known as the Methuselah generation. This migratory generation unlike their ancestors, who enjoyed only fleeting stocks about a month, will remain alive for seven to eight months to achieve their goal of reaching the fir forests. The migrating butterflies daily travel a distance of 120 kilometers, standing on rising air currents to build on the momentum and planning. With this technique of flight, the Monarchs lost only need to flap when the wind or when they want to change direction, allowing them to save enough energy to complete their long journey. Having covered more than five thousand miles of incredible journey, the Monarch Butterfly Methuselah generation finally reaches the five sanctuaries located in Mexico, clinging to the trunks and clusters of fir, preparing to be part of half the colony it survive the winter and predators. By mid-February, when temperatures rise and days get longer, the Monarchs emerge from the trees to begin their mating rituals. When each female has left an estimated 400 eggs on milkweed leaves thin, the search begins flowers for nectar and thus gain energy for the long journey back home.
In mid-March can be seen large colonies of monarch butterflies flapping their wings in unison in hopes of rising air currents to propel and so take flight. Once in the United States territories, the Methuselah generation dies and the journey will continue as a relay race in which the short-lived descendants continue the migration northward in several generations. Surprisingly, the Monarchs will go to the shrines in winter, have never been there, it was his trastarabuelos (parents of great-grandparents) who made so bold tour last year. However, thanks to the guidance is transmitted genetically, the Monarchs Methuselah may return next year without any problems at the same place where their ancestors hibernated. This is the incredible saga of an insect weighs less than a gram, but whose beauty and importance as a pollinator and a factor of ecological balance, are predominant. Do not miss the opportunity to be part of this fascinating experience when you visit Michoacan and Mexico State. Web Content Contributor BestDay Travel, if you want to read more articles about Mexico, please visit bestday. com. mx / editorial /