Dept of Astonishment: Listen to The Sound of a ‘Waterfall’ Made By Millions of Butterflies

For the first 3 or so minutes of this video of a visit to a butterfly reserve in Mexico, naturalist Phil Torres treks and talks while he makes his way to the winter encampment of millions of overwintering monarch butterflies. Then at 3:39, a miracle happens: Enlivened by the warmth of the sunshine, butterflies drop from the trees to drink nectar and mate. And lets us listen, leaving only the gentle sound of a cascading ‘waterfall” of butterflies, unlike anything in the world.

(We’ve set the video to start at 3:28 to give an immediate blast of beauty. To listen to Torres’ preamble, start at the beginning.)

 

via  Susan Dworski + The Kids Should See This

 

One Response to Dept of Astonishment: Listen to The Sound of a ‘Waterfall’ Made By Millions of Butterflies

  1. Bo DeMarco 05.16.2019 at 8:16am #

    You, Improvised Life, begin my day peacefully, sweetly, hopefully…..now I’m thinking “must find milkweed & plant some for these tiny angels……”

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