Definitions

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  • n. Abies religiosa, the sacred fir, an evergreen coniferous tree of South America with needle-like leaves.

Etymologies

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Nahuatl

Examples

  • This region is remarkable for his rich Natural Beauty comprised of half a million hectares of pine, oak and oyamel forests; it harbors diverse climates favoring diversity of plants, wildlife and fruits.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • During those months, the pine and oyamel forests of the sanctuaries El Rosario and Sierra Chincua are colored with fluttering butterflies, their tones of orange, white and black contrasting with the forest green and the blue sky.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • He oversees the watering and replanting of oyamel fir seedlings at the village's tree nursery.

    Reserve Succeeds In Saving Trees But Not Critters

  • Each fall, about 100-150 million monarchs migrate south from eastern North America and form giant clusters on the boughs and trunks of trees in the oyamel fir (Abies religiosa) dominated ecosystem.

    Biological diversity in the Madrean pine-oak woodlands

  • Prevailing wind patterns in the valley affected the forests and pollution contributed to a die-off of oyamel firs in Desierto de los Leones in the early 1980s.

    Monastic Getaway

  • In the highlands of central Mexico, millions of monarch butterflies soon will stir from their winter torpor, rising from groves of oyamel firs like flowers taking flight.

    Using Butterfly Time,

  • This time, though, cold, wet rain had soaked the butterflies hanging on the branches of the oyamel fir trees.

    A Delicate Reprieve

  • Our guide spoke at length about the problems of preserving the very special oyamel pine tree that the Monarch uses for its breeding and nesting during the long winter months.

    Monarch butterflies: fewer where you live this year?

  • I think a good start would be to stop allowing any further shipments of oyamel pine to cross the border, and to put the screws on the Japanese to do likewise.

    Monarch butterflies: fewer where you live this year?

  • Breaking with local tradition, women were hired to work in a tree nursery, which has provided hundreds of thousands of oyamel seedlings to villagers.

    Charting New Courses For Global Conservation

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