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  • white flowers emerge from between fallen, dry leaves.
    Crucuses at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Photo by Heather Miller, CC BY-NC 2.0.

    Butterfly exhibit at the Western North Carolina Nature Center

    June 15, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Like most two-year olds, ours is busy discovering the world around her, however one thing quickly grabs her attention – butterflies. Of all the insects, perhaps none is more beloved that butterflies. Moths and butterflies together make up the insect order Lepidoptera. How do you tell them apart? Butterflies generally fly during the day, while moths are active at night; and butterflies often rest with their wings folded up, and moths with their wings outstretched to the side.  Learn more...

  • Ten plus monarch butterflies perched on a single yellow plant.
    Information icon Monarch butterflies gathering in Chenier Plain coastal prairie. Photo by Woody Woodrow, USFWS.

    What is phenology and what is it more important now than ever?

    February 16, 2010 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. We take for granted that each spring trees leaf out, flowers begin to bloom, birds return from their wintering grounds and animals come out of hibernation. What we often don’t think about is the complex interplay between warming temperature, lengthening days, and plant and animal life cycles. Each spring, bird migration is timed so the birds are ensured ample food for the journey – be it insects hatching from eggs or seeds ripening on plants.  Learn more...

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