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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Carrboro to Offer Free Virtual Showing of Flight of the Butterflies

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Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed June 22-28 as “Pollinator Week,” encouraging all Carrboro residents to reflect upon the vital role that pollinators play in sustaining our natural environment and join in the efforts to create pollinator-friendly habitats. View the proclamation for Carrboro, a BEE CITY USA. 

You’re invited to celebrate National Pollinator Week (June 22-28) in Carrboro and attend a free virtual showing of Flight of the Butterflies, directed by Mike Slee. Flight of the Butterflies tells the story of a scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years studying the migration of monarch butterflies.

Dr. Urquhart and his wife Norah founded the Insect Migration Association, working with volunteers to tag butterflies and track their migration across North America. In 1975, he discovered that monarchs migrate up to 3,000 miles to winter in the Transvolcanic Belt of central Mexico.

This migration is one of the longest known insect migrations worldwide.

Tune into facebook.com/CarrboroTownGov/ at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, to learn more about these fascinating pollinators!

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