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The Mountain of Butterflies: Four things you didn’t know about the phenomenon behind today’s Google Doodle


It has been 41 years since the discovery by Western researchers of a huge hibernation ground for the Monarch butterfly in Mexico dubbed “the Mountain of Butterflies.”

It officially became the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in 1980 and was designated as a World Heritage site in 2008, but here are some of the things you may not know about this natural wonder:

Butterflies only inhabit a tiny fraction of the 56,000 hectare reserve.

Monarch butterflies – known by their distinctive orange and black wings – are found all over North America but they travel south through Texas into Mexico and follow the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains to the reserve on the border of Michoacán state and the State of Mexico.

They live there between October and March but only occupy around 4.7 hectares of the reserve.

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