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The Sound of Millions of Monarch Butterflies

Fluttering like wind through the leaves of a tree, the ‘furry’ bark of the oyamel trees comes alive. One by one, and then in a kaleidoscope of flight, the monarch butterflies drop away from the trees to drink nectar and mate.

Conservation educator and naturalist Phil Torres returned to the Reserva de la Biósfera Santuario Mariposa Monarca in Michoacán, Mexico to capture the sights and sounds of a few million overwintering monarch butterflies.

To listen to the sound of a monarch waterfall, turn the sound up at 3m25s or, better yet, listen with headphones.

overwintering monarch butterflies
monarch butterfly waterfall
Previously from Torres: Visiting the Reserva de la Biósfera Santuario Mariposa Monarca.

Related: Decoding the Great Monarch Butterfly Migration and Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis in HD + The Monarch Manifesto.

Also: How to Create Your Own Monarch Butterfly Rest Stop.

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