What People Are Saying About Us

 

  • Monika Maeckle of the Texas Butterfly Ranch recounts our successful campaign to bring state-funded forest rangers back to Cerro Pelon.
  • Monika also covered Ellen’s Texas Pollinator PowWow presentation on how poverty and exclusion hurts Mexico’s monarch colonies. 
  • Ellen, Joel, Joel’s sister Anayeli and parents Rosa and Melquiades, as well as many of our neighbors, participated in Jesse Granger’s investigative report on the challenges facing monarch conservation in Mexico. 
  • Serious birders Scott and Erin Olmstead encountered 68 different species of birds on Cerro Pelon, Cerro de la Silla and in our yard in early 2017. Scroll to the bottom of Scott’s blog for links to bird lists.
  • Filmmaker and philanthropist Turk Pipkin’s HuffPost piece on the migration’s decline emphasizes the importance of supporting local development initiatives like JM Butterfly B&B. 
  • Gemma and Jonathan’s blog tells you what it’s like to take a day trip to see butterflies in early November.
  • Kelly Shea describes marking a work/life transition with a visit to the Cerro Pelon monarch colony.
  • Erika Gomez wrote up a very detailed account of what it was like to visit us with a teenage son in tow.  
  • Karie Ng and her family of four went crazy for horses while they were with us: “Only in Mexico can you put a 1 year old in a baby carrier, share a saddle with a 4 year old, and go riding for four hours up and down rocky mountain trails.” 
  • We can romantify your room for special occasions! When long-time couple Pam and magoflowersJeff from Australia came to visit, a miscommunication meant that the wrong room got the honeymoon suite special treatment.
  • Scroll down Jeffrey’s blog for the butterfly mention (or search on Macheros), or take a look at the whole thing to enjoy beautiful imagery and lots of great suggestions for planning a longer journey to other beautiful places in Mexico.
  • We’ve hosted a lot of folks from Germany. Oliver Kauer-Berk interviewed Joel’s brother Vicente and other family members for this article from Allgmeine Zietung.
  • Long-term traveler Kate wrote several butterfly blogs: this one gives you an impression of the butterfly fellow travelers you may meet at our place. (We also organize El Rosario tours, if you want to avoid “confusing” transportation and staying in an “unfriendly” town.) 
  • Mexico Mike hasn’t stayed with us yet, but recommended us anyway in an informative column that describes the lay of the land in butterfly country.