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Who Is Pato Moreno? The Story Behind the Viral Butterfly Video

On February 2, 2019, Pato Moreno had a few hundred Facebook “friends,” many of them visitors he’d met through his job as a forest ranger in the Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Then he posted a video he’d taken at work that day. By the week’s end, he’d accepted 3,000 friend requests and his personal …

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“Banner Year” in Progress on Cerro Pelon

Cerro Pelon monarchs and their favorite flower, salvia mexicana. Week Three: November 20–27, 2018: Colony Growth and Fission Mexico’s monarch colonies are constantly in flux, varying from season to season, month to month, and even week to week. People try to pin monarch tourism down with generalizations. Like the hike takes however long and the trail …

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