As we reported previously, monarchs started to arrive on Mexico on late October and were seen in large groups flying around the sanctuaries and feeding in neighboring agricultural fields. By mid-November, the colonies were already established and on the last weekend of November Sierra Chincua and El Rosario sanctuaries were open to tourism. Cerro Pelón and La Mesa will not open this season.
Throughout October, personnel from the Health and Tourism Ministries, along with the Reserve’s Directorship, trained the different groups that guide visitors to avoid spreading Covid-19. Additional to the general health rules (mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing and physical distancing), during these season, small children and elder people will not be allowed to enter. Large groups and buses will only be allowed access with an appointment and during weekdays, weekends will be set for small groups and families.