Migrating Monarchs Are Using Arkansas' Razorback Greenway As A Super Highway
By Carol Ann Carson|Published September 17, 2019
Carol Ann Carson
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
Cyclists aren’t the only ones taking advantage of the Razorback Greenway in Northwest Arkansas. The NWA trail is being adopted by monarch butterflies because of the efforts of local Arkansans. While hikers and bikers are casually enjoying the trail, these butterflies are using it as a super highway during their peak migration season. Let’s learn more about the insect initiative and the beautiful results.
Have you seen a kaleidoscope of butterflies along the Razorback Greenway? Share your monarch photos in our Facebook group, Arkansas Nature Lovers. You should join for your chance to be featured and to discover why there’s nothing better than Arkansas’ stunning nature.
Take the southern portion of the trail in Fayetteville to see the state’s only butterfly house. If all that monarch spotting has made you hungry, take the Greenway to this lovely trailside restaurant.
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