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. 

Related Articles

The zoos in the Perdido Key area offer plenty of fun activities for families.

Bring the kids on an animal adventure in Perdido Key

Looking for something to do off the beach during your vacation in Perdido Key? Kids are sure to love a trip to the local zoos. Whether you're looking to see Florida's indigenous species or play with some of the big cats of Africa, the Perdido Key area has plenty to offer.

Go sailing with Wild Hearts in Orange Beach

Go sailing with Wild Hearts in Orange Beach

While the activities in Orange Beach, Alabama, are boundless, nothing quite compares to sailing in the beautiful waters of the Gulf Coast. On the Wild Hearts catamaran, one of the most popular charters in the area, you can enjoy whale watching while sipping a glass of wine with someone special.

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a fabulous stop for nature lovers right near Fort Morgan rent

Explore Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge near Fort Morgan

The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect addition to any afternoon spent in Fort Morgan rentals. Whether you're interested in seeing native plant and animal species or spotting one of the 400 migratory birds that pass through the region each year, this serene wildlife sanctuary is the ideal spot.

The Great Crested Flycatcher spends its summers on the warm Gulf Coast.

Birds you can spot at Bon Secour this summer

If you are staying in Fort Morgan rentals this summer, you have easy access to one of the best birding spots on the coast: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. While hundreds of birds fly through this region each year, here are a few species you're sure to see there during the summer.

You'll spot Brown Pelicans and other birds when you head to Bon Secour to watch the sun set.

Watch the sun set at Bon Secour Wildlife Refuge

If you are staying in Fort Morgan rentals, you have easy access to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, which is a serene spot to experience the Gulf Coast's stunning sunsets. Stroll along the Pine Beach or Jeff Friend trails for the best view of one of nature's most beautiful phenomena.

Newest Articles

Beaucoup Fun: Gulf Shores Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

Make plans today to hang out in Gulf Shores the weekend of April 16 for the second-annual Waterway Village Zydeco and Crawfish Festival. Music, food, arts and crafts and fun are on tap.

February 12, 2016 - Gulf Shores | Things to Do

Get Your Art Fix At The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance

Try your hand at your own artistic creations at the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in Gulf Shores, Alabama. There is a variety of workshops, an art gallery and a gift shop stocked with one-of-a-kind items.

February 11, 2016 - Gulf Shores | Things to Do

Jimmy Buffett Announces May 31 Concert At The Wharf

Jimmy Buffett has announced he will play The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama, for a May 31 concert. Tickets go on sale February 19.

February 11, 2016 - Orange Beach | Things to Do

Location

Orange Beach Map

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 14
    Take a Number, Darling
  • Feb 17
    Take a Number, Darling
  • Feb 18
    2016 Island Cup Soccer (Boys and Girls)
  • Feb 18
    Take a Number, Darling
  • Feb 19
    2016 Faulkner State Sun Chief Classic Softball Tournament
  • Feb 19
    Take a Number, Darling
  • Feb 20
    2016 Sweetheart 5k and Half Marathon
  • Feb 20
    Take a Number, Darling

Local Weather

weather icon 41Âș Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 46%
Wind: NE 4 mph

Weather information provided by wunderground.com

Last Updated on February 13, 11:35 PM CST

Latest Video