The Butterfly Migration on a Beautiful Morning Up North

The butterfly migration has started.  Flying north to south – the Cloudless Sulphur start slowly…one or two a minute passing along the beach and the sea to up to 100s at a time.  With an odd black or orange butterfly joining them, it’s a wave of yellow wings.

It lasts for about a week and then they are gone.

They are SO hard to capture in a photo while on the move…your only chance is the red flowers that seem to attract them.  Lucky for me, Island Films made this video a few years ago about the mid-July phenomenon.

Belize Butterfly Migration from Island Films on Vimeo.

Butterflies are cold-blooded creatures and move south to stay warm.  In the tropics, they often move to a place for a new food supply.  I have been unable to find out where these guys are coming from or where they are going to.  All I know is that it is magical to sit on the balcony and watch them fluttering by.

I went for a walk today – north from Xtan Ha Resort (at about 7ish miles north) to La Belize Resort (8 miles north).

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I took a bunch of pictures…almost each one had a butterfly going by in it.   You are going to have to take my word for it.  Honestly.

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Otherwise, you can just see what a beautiful walk it is…

One of the most gorgeous properties on the island, Tuto.

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2000 feet of perfect beachfront.

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And looking back towards the main house and the caretakers’ home.  Both modest compared to the size of this amazing property.

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Let’s continue north…BUTTERFLIES!  REALLY!

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The totally undeveloped properties are just as beautiful as those carefully groomed.

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Sea grapes.

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I love this advertising sign for Juan, a housepainter.  Interesting spot…

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The next house before La Belize.

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And then the resort…

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And a walk out to the dock…

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We headed back with butterflies whisking by us.  And did one show up on film?  No.  I have a goal for today.

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