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Science Wednesdays: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 5:28pm -- WCVE

Every year, 100 million Monarch butterflies set off on an incredible journey across North America. These beautiful creatures fly 2,000 miles to reach their remote destination: a tiny area high in the mountains of Mexico. Yet scientists are still puzzling over how the butterflies achieve this tremendous feat of endurance — and how, year after year, the Monarchs navigate with such hair's-breadth precision.

Watch NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies, April 30 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVW PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.

NOVA flies along with the Monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way. As this program reveals, the Monarch is a scientific marvel locked in an inspiring struggle for survival.

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