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It's butterfly party time in the Big Meadow as butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) has begun to bloom. This showy member of the milkweed family attracts many pollinators, including a wide variety of bees, hover flies and butterflies, such as the pearl crescents (Phyciodes tharos) shown in the photo. Come to the park on a sunny day to see these and many other sun-loving plants flowering in the meadow and along Skyline Drive. Watch out for butterflies crossing the road! #FindYourPark #EcuentraTuParque ... See MoreSee Less

Its butterfly party time in the Big Meadow as butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) has begun to bloom.  This showy member of the milkweed family attracts many pollinators, including a wide variety of bees, hover flies and butterflies, such as the pearl crescents (Phyciodes tharos) shown in the photo.  Come to the park on a sunny day to see these and many other sun-loving plants flowering in the meadow and along Skyline Drive.  Watch out for butterflies crossing the road! #FindYourPark #EcuentraTuParque

 

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Shenandoah Valley is so beautiful!!

I have seen so many butterflies on the drive of late! I hate it when they fly onto my car. 😢

Hopefully ours will go to seed again this year. We look forward to seeing the beautiful orange blossoms, and the winged lovelies that visit.

Beautiful!! :O

Beautiful !

Took this picture on Friday at Big Meadows!

Mine is in bloom but the butterflies are more interested in the zinnias???

Pretty!

Tuberosa is home to the Monarch!

What is the common name for this orange variety?

Took this pic there couple weeks ago.

#PartyTime

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The closure of eight designated campsites near Blackrock Hut has been lifted. But, as always, please make every effort to secure your food. We need to avoid situations where bears get human food, thereby creating a dangerous situation. Thanks!!

By the 1930s, half of Americans owned cars. Proponents of SNP said it should include a road along the relatively flat crescent of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Though originally intended to be called the Hoover Highway, it would eventually take on the iconic name: Skyline Drive.

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