Archive for November, 2013


The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear

Published on November 22, 2013

By Jim Robbins, The New York Times

On the first of November, when Mexicans celebrate a holiday called the Day of the Dead, some also celebrate the millions of monarch butterflies that, without fail, fly to the mountainous fir forests of central Mexico on that day. They are believed to be souls of the dead, returned.