Every fall, millions of Monarch butterflies make an arduous 2,500 mile flight, from Canada and northern United States, to Central Mexico. Whooping Cranes, some of the rarest birds in North America, risk their lives completing a similar journey from Canada to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge in Texas.
Many animals partake in these epic journeys for reasons related to local climates, food availability, or breeding. We call these seasonal movements migrations.
On Nov. 20, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) is hosting their annual Migration Celebration, a festival celebrating migrations and the adventures of life.
“Migration Celebration is a great way for families to come together and enjoy an evening of learning, discovery, and enchantment,” said Marisa Oliva, EWBC manager. “Folks will get to experience the breathtaking journey of migration through the movie and activities of the evening, and learn a little more about the amazing animals that take to the skies each season.”
Families will enjoy a wide array of activities including: walks and talks on butterflies, bats and birds, a free outdoor movie, a black light moth station, a lesson on stars and more!
Migration Celebration will take place Saturday, Nov. 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. The featured outdoor movie will be Fly Away Home, starring Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin.
For more information and schedule of activities, please call (956) 381-9922 or visit www.EdinburgWBC.org. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands is located at 714 Raul Langoria Rd., in Edinburg, TX (in the northwest corner of the Edinburg Municipal Park).