Butterfly Garden: Jimsonweed Takes the Heat, Sports Elegant Flowers and Hosts the Endearing Sphinx Moth

In the butterfly garden Jimsonweed works overtime with gorgeous white trumpet flowers, lush large leaves, spiny unusual seedballs and fascinating sphinx moth caterpillars. Oh, and it’s easy-to-grow and drought and heat resistant.… Read More

Pollinator Porn: Beguiling Beauty of Pollination Lusciously Captured by Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg

Monday morning pollinator porn: this sensuous time-lapse, close-up cinematography of the “love story that feeds the Earth” should help get your week off on the right foot. Renown filmmaker Louie Schwartzenberg’s “Wings of Life” reveals hidden beauty of pollination… Read More

Butterfly Bookshelf: The Butterfly's Daughter Tells Engaging Story of Monarch Migration Through Girls' Road Trip

Who doesn’t love an all-girls’ road trip? In Mary Alice Monroe’s The Butterfly’s Daughter, four women take a trip that mirrors the flightpath of the Monarch butterfly. They experience growth, forgiveness and different kinds of ‘metamorphosis’ along the way.… Read More

Park Openings, Caterpillar Crawls, Butterfly Bookreadings: Busy Weekend For Butterfly Buffs in San Antonio and Austin

Butterfly and Caterpillar events abound this weekend in San Antonio and Austin–from bookreadings and park openings to guided caterpillars tours and a lecture by Dr. David Wagner, one of the foremost experts on caterpillars on the planet. Don’t miss all the action. Read on for details.… Read More