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Any of several Mexican firs, especially Abies religiosa of highland regions of central Mexico, stands of which provide the principal wintering grounds for the monarch butterfly.

[Nahuatl oyametl, the fir tree Abies religiosa.]
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COMMITTED: Francisco Ramirez Cruz waters Oyamel fir saplings maturing in a greenhouse on his family's ranch in La Mesa, Estado de Mexico.
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Stopping at the base of El Rosario, part of the Reserva Mariposa Monarca (Monarch Butterfly Reserve) which is open to the public, we swap our four wheels for horses, and climb higher into the Oyamel fir forest.
Among the well-known establishments that closed in solidarity were three of acclaimed chef Silvana Salcido Esparza's restaurants in Phoenix; Michelin star RASA in San Francisco; and Washington's Oyamel and Jaleo, run by chef Jose Andres.