So anyone who logged onto Google today will have seen this wonderful design by Artist Kevin Laughlin-
celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Discovery of “the mountain of butterflies” on the 9th of January 1975 this is a piece of recent biological history when a Canadian team, lead by Red Urquhart, ended a decades search for the conglomeration of Butterflies in southern mexico’s Sierra Madre Oriental mountains .
Following tagged individuals they found over 3 million butterflies in less than 56,000 hectares. This site has now become the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve and a world heritage site as of 1980.
The event still reminds us that there a places on the earth we do not know about and that i am very happy about – unspoilt places are becoming rare and even this sanctuary is now a major tourist attraction.
To find out more here are some great videos …