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“Flight of the Butterflies” Documentary Film

June 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by The Collider and Oskar Blues Brewery

It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011, again in 2012, and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico. The movie will be followed by a facilitated conversation with Environmental Educator, Kim Bailey. Kim first visited the monarch overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2002 and has since co-led several trips to the area. After 14 years coordinating a statewide environmental education program for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, she fulfilled her longtime dream of launching Milkweed Meadows Farm in Fruitland, NC. She now enjoys growing milkweed, wildflowers, fruits, and vegetables; producing open-pollinated seeds for Sow True Seed; keeping bees and raising butterflies. Kim also works for the Captain Planet Foundation as their Curriculum Editor.

Tuesday, June 27th @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30)
Audience: All ages
Cost: Free!
Location: The Collider, 1 Haywood St, Asheville, NC, 28801


June 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Collider
1 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
(828) 254-6283