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

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

Five monarch butterflies tagged and released at San Antonio Festival made it to Mexico
| | | April 25, 2018

Five out of 720 commercially reared monarch butterflies tagged and released at our 2017 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival in San Antonio were recovered in Mexico, citizen science organization Monarch Watch announced this week. The five tags constitute 0.54% of … Read More

300for300 San Antonio: Tricentennial pollinator habitat initiative announced
| | | April 13, 2018

SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo City celebrates its Tricentennial birthday this year and the Texas Butterfly Ranch is comemmorating the occasion by working with our favorite community collaborators to plant 300 pollinator habitats in honor of San Antonio’s 300th birthday. … Read More

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