Monarch Butterflies Turn This Forest Orange Every November

There’s a forest in Mexico located between the states of Michoacan and Estado that becomes orange every November thanks to the monarch butterflies that migrate around that time. The butterflies fly from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico to survive winter and they make the place beautiful.

The monarch butterfly is the insect species with the longest migration trajectory, which is incredible by itself. The side-effect that happens due to the migration is just icing on the cake. 

The butterflies stay in Mexico for 4-5 months, completely covering the oak, pine, and oyamel trees. They spend the cold mornings in clusters and they’re not really visible, but as soon as it gets warm, they open their orange-black wings wide and fly around, creating a magical sight.

The forest offers the butterflies everything they need to reproduce: the perfect temperature, clear streams, and silence. People can visit the forest, but they should stay quiet to not disturb the butterflies.