A Butterfly Migration Super Highway Could Bring Millions Of Monarchs Through Mississippi This Fall

The fall season brings with it a slew of seasonal hues – but we’re not just talking about foliage. Each fall, millions of butterflies head south to escape the freezing winter temperatures in Canada and the northern U.S. When migrating, the butterflies travel along “flyways.” And since one of those flyways passes right though Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, it’s likely we’ll see a surge of the colorful butterflies. Take a look:

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For more information, visit the USDA website. You can also check out the Pascagoula Audubon Center website or Facebook page, where you’ll find information specific to Mississippi.

So, did you know about the monarch migration? Have you seen more fluttering around than usual? Tell us in the comments section.

 

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