Fall 2019 Monarch Predictions For Transylvania County


Last updated 9/23/2019 at 3:47pm

The Monarch butterfly is easily identifiable from its bright orange and black coloring, which signal to predators that they aren't a very tasty meal. Monarch's are poisonous to birds.

Some events in our past stand out as one of those "when and where" moments in life. One for myself was the fall of 1977 on the football field in Rosman. On a clear crisp September afternoon during a school PE class, the sky was almost darkened by thousands and thousands of monarch butterflies.

It was an impressive show as the migration that year had a pretty direct path over our little town. I can still remember trying to count them has they graciously glided and circled overhead catching thermals heading south. Not knowing much about the monarchs then, it only added more interest later as...

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