This past week board member Dr. Isabel Ramirez was in the monarch overwintering areas and spotted some monarchs! She visited the Sierra Chincua and Cerro Pelón sites and reported seeing thousands flying around the very same spots where they established their colonies last season. People around the area started to see monarchs by mid-October and were surprised with this early arrival. Monarchs were feeding everywhere! One of the most amazing congregation was on a Tepozan tree (Buddleja cordata) in a corn parcel at Ejido Cresencio Morales. We still don’t know if the sanctuaries will be open to tourists this season but we’ll let you know a soon as we recieve any information. Below some photos of the recently arrived monarchs.