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Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:55

Monarch migration in full flight

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Witness the fall migration of monarch butterflies and learn about their spectacular 3,000-mile journey from naturalists with Wild South during a special monarch viewing day at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The orange and black butterflies travel in massive groups and are passing through the region en route to the mountains of Mexico. Monarchs depend largely on milkweed and follow its trail as it blooms. The same butterfly does not make the entire journey, but instead reproduces along the migration route, with each consecutive generation resuming the journey where their parent left off.

Meet at Milepost 412 along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County, near the intersection with U.S. 276. Bring a lunch, water, binoculars, camera, a camp chair and sunscreen. This event is free and suitable for all ages.

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 828.258.2667. Check out for more information on monarch migration.

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