Category Archives: Mexico

  MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION: Every year, millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus plexippus) perform annual migrations across North America from southern Canada to overwintering sites in central Mexico. This 3,000 mile migration is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world. The butterflies begin their journey in September/October and arrive in Mexico around […]

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EL TAJIN, ESTADO DE VERACRUZ, MEXICO El Tajin is an ancient archeological site with numerous temples, palaces, ballcourts , and pyramids located in the hot, wet rainforest near Papantla, in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. It is one of the largest and most important cities of the Classic era of Mesoamerica and flourished from 600 […]

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RANCHO SANTA ELENA, HIDALGO, MEXICO Rancho Santa Elena is located near Huasca, Hidalgo 119 kilometers (about 2.5 hour drive) north of Mexico City in a mountain range called the Sierra de las Navajas. It is a large forest reserve that consists of dense pine and oak with three lakes and many streams; this ecosystem houses […]

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CUETZALAN, ESTADO DE PUEBLA, MEXICO Cuetzalan is a beautiful, quaint village located high in the Sierra Norte region in the northern part of the State of Puebla, Mexico. It was designated a Puebla Magico in 2002 and definitely lives up to the honor of the designation. The picturesque village is full of beautiful, old colonial buildings […]

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