Notes from a plant nerd: Go, go chasing butterflies

Every year at the beginning of fall, an amazing thing happens in North America, and the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Welcome monarchs to the mountains

The Mountain Monarch Festival will return to Gorges State Park in Transylvania County for its second year 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, celebrating the monarch butterfly during its migration season.

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