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Ultralight Plane Follows the Journey of the Monarch Butterfly

The awesome journey of some 300 million butterflies from North America to Mexico was accompanied by another in 2005...that of Francisco Gutierrez. He followed the migration of the Monarchs in a 33-foot wide utralight airplane. The route of his journey (and that of the Monarchs each year) is across the Central Texas skies, right over Wimberley! 

Photos below used by permission to from Papalotzin.

» The Monarch migration discussed by a Wimberley author
and many more links & resources here... 


» Papalotzin
Check out the map of the journey and the story in the
journey logbook.

» Following Papalotzin
Blogging the journey and tons of photographs

» NPR Feature: Following the Monarchs in an Ultralight Airplane
Listen to the story at All Things Considered


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