Gorgeous butterflies make an appearance in Orange Beach each fall.

Fall is a great time to visit the Gulf Coast, and there is a wide range of advantages available to those travelers who journey to Orange Beach in autumn. One of the top reasons is the annual arrival of butterflies each fall.

Butterflies migrate to Orange Beach

The GuGorgeous butterflies make an appearance in Orange Beach each fall.lf Coast is well regarded as one of the top vacation destinations for a fall travel experience. Not only is the weather spectacular, but there are plenty of local attractions still open to the public and beaches waiting to be explored. Orange Beach is home to another reason to visit in autumn - in fact, it is a pit stop of thousands of them. 

Alabama's Gulf Coast welcomes thousands of butterflies each fall as the vibrant creatures make their way from as far north as Canada to Mexico, where they wait out the colder months. As part of this journey, they stop in places like Orange Beach, where they can fuel up on local flora before heading over the Gulf of Mexico. 

Butterflies can generally be found in the area throughout September and October, although their migration patterns can differ depending on the weather of the year. 

Many public and private gardens in the region have been created with these colorful visitors in mind. One of the top spots to check out the swarms of butterflies stopping in Orange Beach is at the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, which features a special butterfly garden designed to attract the creatures. Butterflies are proliferant pollinators. In return for shelter and warm weather, they leave behind beautiful, healthy plant life. 

The Backcountry Trail is a can't-miss stop for visitors at any time of year, and when you mix in the delightful butterflies, it becomes even more of a stellar attraction. If you're considering booking Orange Beach houses for sometime during the fall, make sure you leave time to observe the butterflies that travel through the area. Spending some time at one of the local trails or gardens watching these creatures can be a great activity for adults or families, and it is one of the more unique parts of the Gulf Coast in the fall. 

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