We went down to Corpus Christi last week to visit my friend Morgan.
Being the generous soul she is, she let us borrow her car for the week so we could bop around the island and explore.
Of course, we wanted to make sure to return her car with a tank full of gas and a sparkly clean new wash.
But that’s where she stopped us.
She insisted we DON’T wash her car. She says she doesn’t wash it until winter.
We thought, “okay… well that’s weird. Why not?”
Here’s where I learned something new!
She explained that she didn’t wash her car from the end of summer until winter because it would just get dirty again right away due to the hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies migrating through Corpus Christi to Mexico!
It’s called “The Great Monarch Migration”.
It happens every year. Monarch butterflies come from all over the US and Canada to make their way down to Mexico, to stay warm for the winter.
Apparently they pass through Morgan’s town and make a mess along the way
She told me to look up.
When you focus on what looks like dust in the air, you’ll notice it’s actually a flurry of butterflies, all moving in a southern direction!
Hence, she doesn’t wash her car.
I think I would wash mine anyways, though. lol jk 😉
Here’s a really cool video that takes place in Mexico, where you can see the butterflies that migrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3njFNmc-W2k
And because I was so inspired by this, we are going to be dedicating a whole week in our Spanish classes to butterflies!
Our students will get the chance to learn about this awesome migration, symmetry, colors, species, Mexican culture, and tons of other cool things…
all in Spanish through songs, recipes, games, crafts, and more!
Taught by me and our other amazing teachers
If you want your child “in” on this and much more fun Spanish learning, you can join for FREE for 2 weeks to see what it’s all about! sarahsspanishschoolonline.com/14daytrial
And before I let you go, 1 more interesting fact for the day.
Did you know that Texas has more butterfly species and subspecies than any other state?
Ok! Adios for now!
Enjoy your weekend,
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