Persnickety Texas Milkweeds "May not Lend Themselves to Mass Seed Production"
| | | March 13, 2013

Native American Seed Company is on a mission to restore the earth, one native seed at a time. The 300-acre spread about 115 miles west of San Antonio on the banks of the Llano River just northeast of Junction, Texas, boasts 75 … Read More

Texas "hell" for Monarch Butterflies Migrating to Mexico, Says Monarch Watch Founder, Plus: How You Can Help
| | | September 29, 2011

Monarch Watch founder Dr. Chip Taylor calls Texas “hell” for migrating Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico. Historic drought has dried up rivers, streams and made nectar sources, the butterflies’ fuel, scarce. Taylor provides a population status report and some tips for how Texas butterfly fans can help.… Read More

Happy First Birthday! Cheers to the Texas Butterfly Ranch and to the Evolution of this Butterfly Blog
| | | July 21, 2011

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.… Read More

Happy 50th Earth Day: Monarch butterflies enjoy a win of sorts
| | | April 22, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and University of Illinois-Chicago announced what’s being billed as the largest agency-industry agreement to boost pollinator habitat in our nation’s history earlier this month. More than 40 energy and transportation companies in the … Read More

Monarch butterfly numbers drop 53% as spring migration begins
| | | March 17, 2020

One group of travelers not canceling their flight plans this spring: monarch butterflies. That said, the migratory population currently heading north from their winter roosts in Mexico will be 53% smaller than last year. The World Wildlife Fund Mexico (WWF) … Read More

Here they come! Monarch butterflies heading south in what could be a late, great season
| | | September 5, 2019

SAN ANTONIO — Monarch butterflies have begun their southbound migration in what could be a banner year. The iconic black and orange butterflies will start arriving here in the coming weeks, with peak migration for our latitude slated for October … Read More

Butterflies w/o Borders: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival set for Oct. 12 – 20
| | | August 22, 2019

The fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival takes flight in San Antonio October 12 – 20, a weeklong celebration of science, citizen science, art, and education. The event unfolds at multiple venues, and includes four educational workshops, two movie screenings, … Read More

Weird, late monarch butterfly migration finally reaches Mexico
| | | November 13, 2018

Migrating monarch butterflies finally made it to the Mexican mountains last week–late, but intact. For months, scientists and citizen scientists have been predicting the largest migration in a decade, but the insects have taken their time arriving at their winter … Read More

Monarch expert Karen Oberhauser to speak at Butterflies without Borders forum
| | | August 30, 2018

The sensory overload of walking into a forest that holds a billion Monarchs. That’s what biologist Karen Oberhauser, Ph.D, remembers most vividly from her first trip to the monarch butterfly roosting sites in the Mexican mountains more than 20 years … Read More

Butterflies w/o Borders: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival set for Oct. 19 -21
| | | August 20, 2018

The third annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, three-days of science, art, education and celebration, will take place October 19 -21 in San Antonio at the Pearl. The mission of the Festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of insect … Read More

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