This is a tree trunk in Mexico, covered in tens of thousands of monarch butterflies. Now imagine the sound when they all take off and fly, I recorded it here: https://t.co/mtVVCz6NGM pic.twitter.com/qhLlYjhKeq
— Phil Torres (@phil_torres) May 8, 2019
These beautiful winged insects migrate each winter from their much colder, northern homes to warmer climes. Unfortunately, some monarchs don’t make it all the way, but those who do can relax and regenerate in the warm Mexican sun before heading back in the spring.
How many butterflies does it take to make a noise in the woods? A few million. Watch (and listen!) as these monarchs put on a show at their overwintering site in Mexico.