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September Is Monarch Month At The North Carolina Arboretum

 

September 9, 2019

September is Monarch Month at the N.C. Arboretum. (Times photo by Park Baker)

Every fall, as the air turns cooler and the leaves begin to look like they are ready for a change, the sky is dotted with monarch butterflies. For as long as anyone can remember, they have been making this trip across the Blue Ridge Mountains, taking advantage of updrafts on their epic journey back to the Oyamel fir tree forests which are located in the eastern perimeter of the Mexican state of Michoacan.

In honor of the monarch butterfly's annual September migration across Asheville and the surrounding region, the North Carolina Arboretum is hosting several educational events and classe...



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