Thousands gather at Pearl to close out 2019 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival

Thousands gathered at Pearl in San Antonio to close out the fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival on Sunday. The Festival, celebrating pollinators, plants, and the ecosystems that sustain us, featured more than a dozen events, including gardening workshops, movie … Read More

Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival and Parade

Get your wings on for our fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival! It kicks off with a People for Pollinators Parade, monarch butterfly tagging demos all day long, educational booths and family activities, pollinator gardening workshops and more. We’ll … Read More

Butterflies Without Borders: Migration and Immigration in a Changing Climate

Join us for a timely discussion of politics and pollinators and the impact of climate change on migration and immigration. The panel discussion includes monarch butterfly expert Dara Satterfield, a Trinity visiting scholar, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowand, and PhD in ecology; … Read More

Three monarch butterflies tagged at San Antonio Festival recovered in Mexico

Three of 690 commercially bred monarch butterflies tagged and released at San Antonio’s 2018 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival were recovered in Mexico, citizen science organization Monarch Watch announced this week. Monarch Watch founder Chip Taylor, who oversees the citizen science … Read More

Plentiful wildflowers ready for first generation of monarch butterflies

South Texas is seeing an abundance of monarch butterfly caterpillars in recent weeks. Resulting chrysalises and butterflies suggest a robust 2019 monarch butterfly season as a bounty of wildflowers awaits. Monarchs typically leave their overwintering roosts in the Mexican mountains … Read More

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