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If you have never seen a pearly crescent spot or a red spotted purple, then you must visit the Tennessee Overhill in the warm months to view the wide variety of butterflies that dance through the forests and fields.You hear a lot about monarch butterflies, but there are many other kinds of butterflies, all shapes, colors, and sizes. Their names alone conjure up images of the exotic. Tiger Swallowtail, Question Mark, Meadow Fritillary, Painted Lady, Eastern Tailed Blue, Southern White, Buckeye — these are just a few names for the many kinds of butterflies found in the Tennessee Overhill.

Viewing Information: You can see butterflies here from early spring through fall, but if you are hoping to see Monarchs, come in late March and early