It's official: Warmer Winters Cause USDA to Revise Plant Hardiness Zones, San Antonio's Moves Closer to the Coast
| | | January 30, 2012

It’s official: Warmer winters Cause USDA to revise plant heartiness zones, something butterflies and blooms have been communicating for years. Yep, it’s getting warmer.… Read More

In the Butterfly Garden, Part II: Transplants and Seedlings to Make a Vibrant Butterfly Garden in Downtown San Antonio
| | | November 22, 2011

The turf-to-bed conversion continues as we begin to transform a drought-damaged downtown San Antonio yard into a butterfly garden. Favorite host plants will be transplanted from Austin, we’ll buy several new plants in the spring and plan our seedling strategy for early January. Read all about it, and let us know if you have questions.… Read More

Resources
| | November 20, 2011

Looking for pollinator plants for San Antonio’s Tricentennial Pollinator Habitat Challenge? GardenstyleSA has an exhaustive list, curated specifically for San Antonio. Check it out here.  Other useful resources: Butterfly Gardening–Useful article with links to more resources assembled by Texas AGrilife … Read More

Collect and Sow Native Seeds for Your Spring Butterfly Garden Now
| | | December 17, 2010

Collecting and sowing native seed for your Texas butterfly garden is easy and gratifying. One of our favorites is the Cowpen Daisy.… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Preserve in Mexico A Model for Reforestation Efforts
| | | November 29, 2010

Monarch butterfly preserve in Michoacan, Mexico is a model for reforestation efforts. But can it really save the Monarch butterfly migration?… Read More

Monarch Butterflies Mating in Flight Demonstrate Amazing Insect Stamina
| | | November 2, 2010

Monarch butterflies churn the butterfly love butter for 24 hours straight. Talk about stamina! And you thought they only conserved their energy to make the 3000-mile migration from Canada to Mexico….… Read More

Monarch Migration Update: Butterflies on the Move in Central and South Texas, Some Laying Eggs Along the Way
| | | October 17, 2010

Monarch Migration in progress. Peak may be past, but we may get a second wave. Meanwhile, some Monarch butterflies leave eggs in their wake.… Read More

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