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Abies religiosa and Danaus plexippus

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 12:25 pm by Jim Lovett
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Daniel Mosquin, Education and Technology Manager at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, recently posted some photos and video taken at the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Reserve in Mexico. If you’d like to learn a bit more about Oyamel fir trees (Abies religiosa) – a major element of the monarch’s overwintering habitat – head on over to:

Botany Photo of the Day – Abies religiosa and Danaus plexippus

Try as he might to take better photographs of the fir trees (this is a “Botany Photo of the Day” feature after all), tens of thousands of monarch butterflies kept getting in the way! grin

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