Desperately Seeking Milkweed: Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars’ Voracious Appetites Create Milkweed Emergency

Voracious Monarch butterfly caterpillars create milkweed emergencies throughout Texas. You can seek out pesticide free milkweed from local nurseries or better yet, GYO (grow your own).… Read More

Number of Monarch Butterflies Down as They Leave Michoacan and Head through Texas

Monarch butterfly good news and bad news. Bad news first: numbers are down 28 percent this year. Good news: they’re making their way through Texas, sipping nectar and laying eggs. And a bounty of wildflowers awaits them to get the migration off to a good start.… Read More

"Friendly" Red Admirals Slurp Sap in San Antonio, Bode Well for 2012 Butterfly Numbers

Red Admirals are in town. And we’re not talking military personnel. The beautiful black and red butterflies are slurping sap on area trees with the help from migrating Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (yes, it’s a real bird, and that’s its real name). Large numbers of Red Admirals signal a BIG year for butterflies.… Read More

Mexican President Felipe Calderon Visits Monarch Butterfly Preserves in Michoacan

President Felipe Calderon of Mexico visited the Monarch butterfly preserves in Michoacan last week to film an IMAX film and call attention to the importance of the butterflies’ unique ancestral roosting spots to the sustainable economic development of the impoverished communities surrounding … Read More

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

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

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