Bringing Back the Monarchs in Black Mountain, NC 

PicturePhoto: Libba Tracy

Need some inspiration? Last September, several people who are passionate about monarch butterflies infected the small western North Carolina town of Black Mountain with monarch fever. In association with The Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Bring Back the Monarchs Black Mountain created an arts and community awareness project to call attention to the drastic plunge in the monarch butterfly population. 

Happily, you can catch the fever too by watching the video: Bring Back the Monarchs. The 250 children who migrated through the town square with poster board monarchs strapped to their arms will never forget that experience, and they will plant milkweed so once again we can watch the annual monarch flyover. For more information, go to and

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