Video: Mexico’s butterfly reserve alights in the soul

They first catch the eye as tiny, ghost-like flashes. It takes a moment to fix the flitting shapes, reports Ken Ellingwood.

You have come to these highland woods to see a natural marvel. The sparse, darting forms are not quite that. But they silently summon you deeper with the suggestion that this is just the start.

They are butterflies, and for a few months a year they convert the hills here into a wonderland of fluttering movement and color.

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— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City for la Plaza

Video and photos by Deborah Bonello. Click here for more images on Flickr.