Millions Of Monarch Butterflies Are Headed Straight For North Carolina This Spring
Just when we thought all of the perks of living in North Carolina were already perfectly laid out in front of us, the magical northerly springtime migration of millions and millions of Monarch butterflies is about to turn that tide. Each autumn, the Monarchs migrate south to winter in Mexico. Conversely, each spring they migrate northward again. That means that you can get a front-row seat to the monarch butterflies in North Carolina this spring when they head back north!
We’re thrilled at the news that millions of monarch butterflies are heading through our great state. While the population fluctuates every year, we hope to see millions of monarch butterflies in North Carolina this spring. Are you planning anything special to see them? Be sure to share your sightings and photos with us!
North Carolina is filled with amazing natural attractions… keep reading here to learn about eight of them!
Monarch Butterflies In North Carolina
What other animals migrate to North Carolina in the spring?
Butterfly migration in North Carolina is just one of the special springtime events that take place for the state. There are plenty of other animals that migrate through the state when the warmer weather hits. In fact, from mid-March through mid-May, North Carolina’s peak migration season for birds takes place! For those bird-watchers out there, you can expect to find quite a few heading through North Carolina during this time. Keep an eye out for the Purple Martin, Louisiana Waterthrush, Barn Swallow, Chimney Swift, Least Tern, Broad-winged Hawk, and Ruby-throated Hummingbird. For more on the hummingbird migration in North Carolina, click here.
What are the best signs of spring in North Carolina?
While North Carolina doesn’t get as cold as many of the other states up north, there is still an excitement that comes about when spring finally hits. So how do you know when spring in North Carolina is here? A few signs to keep out include trees budding, butterflies arriving, and of course, blooms on flowers. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, blooms of daffodils and hyacinths are often the first signs of spring in NC.
How can I best enjoy nature in North Carolina?
There are so many different options for enjoying nature in North Carolina, especially when springtime rolls around. Whether it be hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, or simply enjoying the outdoors on a forested trail, there is a ton to do. But if you want to enjoy nature in NC with some of the best of the best, we have a few good options to choose from. Check out these 8 incredible natural attractions in North Carolina this spring.