Happy First Birthday! Cheers to the Texas Butterfly Ranch and to the Evolution of this Butterfly Blog

Happy first birthday to the Texas Butterfly Ranch blog, where we love the whole life cycle. Read on to learn how we came about blogging and how our education continues. Continue reading

Happy Monarch butterfly birthday suggests spectacular 2017 migration season

Early clusters of Monarch butterflies arrive in the Texas Hill Country in what looks to be a spectacular 2017 migration season. Continue reading

Butterflies without Borders: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival set for October

Dust off your wings and save the dates: the 2017 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival in San Antonio will take flight Friday – Sunday, October 20 – 22, 2017, celebrating the magic and majesty of the Monarch butterfly migration. For … Continue reading

Monarch butterfly migrating population drops 27%, freak sleet storm to blame

Officials in Mexico announced Wednesday that the population of migrating Monarch butterflies dropped 27% this season, marking a setback in two consecutive years of growth from the historic low of 2014. A freak sleet storm gets the blame. Just last year, … Continue reading

New study: nectar plants more important than milkweed for Monarch butterfly migration

It’s not just about the milkweed: new study says nectar plants may be more important in helping save the Monarch butterfly migration. Continue reading