Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Part III: Abbington Green Sees Monarch Butterflies on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wow!  Lucky us!  At this time of year Asheville, location of our Asheville bed and breakfast, and most especially on the Blue Ridge Parkway just about 20 miles south/west of Asheville is the place where you may get a glimpse of the incredible Monarch butterfly migration.Between milepost 408 (Mt Pisgah) and Milepost 425 or so, on the Parkway, you'll find places to pull you vehicle to the side and see the wonderful views...that now include these orange and black beauties for a short while.

   Every year those amazing critters make a migration of thousands of miles from the northeastern United States to Mexico to pass the Winter. West Coast populations of Monarch also migrate through Texas to Mexico. But now is their time in North Carolina.  I saw several in my Asheville bed and breakfast gardens just yesterday, right in the middle of Asheville. So come quickly!  You will see early leaf color at higher elevations on your drive on the Parkway and see this extra, added, special variety of Fall color in the form of the amazing Monarch butterfly migration!

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