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Monarchs Up Close

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Check out pics of the butterflies and a reforestation project that’s an effort to preserve their habitat.

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In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo a couple of monarch butterflies perch on a tree at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the central Mexican town of Cerro Prieto.

On Monday Feb. 14, 2011, the conservation group World Wildlife Federation Mexico released a report stating that there is a partial recovery in the annual winter migration of Monarch butterflies to Mexico following a devastating 75 percent drop last year. (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar, file)

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In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 file photo Monarch butterflies gather on a tree branch at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve near the town of Chincua, Mexico. (AP Photo / Marco Ugarte, file)

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In this Feb. 26, 2009 file photo a Monarch butterfly perches on a tree branch as another takes flight at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, near the town of Chincua, Mexico. (AP Photo / Marco Ugarte, file)

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In this photo taken Nov. 5, 2010, pine seedlings grow at a reforestation project in San Juan Xoconusco, Mexico, part of the wintering grounds of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains west of Mexico City.

The Monarch butterfly reserve in the mountains west of Mexico City is a link between developed and developing nations, the butterflies migrate to Mexico from the United States and Canada, and its has benefited from international help, like payments to communities to preserve trees and alternative income projects that helped cut the deforestation rate here by about 95 percent. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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In this photo taken Nov. 5, 2010, Javier Bueno Mercado, a community forest guardian, looks up at the forest in San Juan Xoconusco, Mexico, part of the wintering grounds of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains west of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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In this photo taken Nov. 5, 2010, Felix Solis Martinez, a leader of communal farmlands, takes a break as he lies down at a valley the forest of San Juan Xoconusco, Mexico, part of the wintering grounds of the Monarch butterfly in the mountains west of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

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