300 Million Monarch Butterflies Are Headed Straight For New Mexico This Spring

As the wildflowers start to bloom, many interesting animals and insects begin to invade the Land of Enchantment. While monarch butterflies haven’t been as prevalent in our state the past few years, record-breaking numbers of the beautiful butterfly are about to swarm to New Mexico, and it’s going to be quite the sight to see. Keep your eyes peeled this spring as millions upon millions of butterflies migrate through our state; it’s truly a spectacle to embrace.

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Have you spotted a monarch butterfly in the Land of Enchantment yet? Where was it? Let us hear your butterfly spotting stories in the comments!

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If you’re looking for another way to dive into spring, take a visit to this awesome iris farm in Hondo—you might even see a butterfly or two.