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

Climate change blamed for 15% drop in migrating Monarch butterfly population
| | | March 10, 2018

Climate change and a copper mine challenge a smaller monarch butterfly migration… Read More

Happy Monarch butterfly birthday suggests spectacular 2017 migration season
| | | October 16, 2017

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

Happy Equinox, ya'll: here's how to track the Monarch migration from your desk
| | | September 22, 2017

Happy Equinox, ya’ll. Monarch butterflies heading our way, respond to cues from sun.… Read More

Butterflies without Borders: Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival set for October
| | | August 15, 2017

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 … Read More

Monarch butterfly migrating population drops 27%, freak sleet storm to blame
| | | February 9, 2017

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, … Read More

What will happen to pollinator advocacy under President Trump?
| | | November 11, 2016

What is the future of pollinator advocacy under a Trump administration?… Read More

Can't get outside? Here's how to track the Monarch butterfly migration from your desk
| | | October 10, 2016

Can’t get outside? Here’s some cool tools to track the Monarch butterfly migration from your desk.… Read More

Save the date: October 19-21, 2018

The Texas Butterfly Ranch is proud to present the 2018 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, three fantastic days of science, education, art and celebration, October 19 – 21. The Festival takes place during peak Monarch migration season in San Antonio, … Read More

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