San Antonio celebrates third annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival at Pearl

Mother Nature took a short break from the rainiest autumn in memory to celebrate the third annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival on Sunday. The three-day Festival rallied as the clouds parted, the sun shone and temperatures hovered in the … Read More

Forest Ecologist and NWF monarch specialist to appear at Butterflies w/o Borders Forum

Forest ecologist and National Wildlife Federation Monarch Outreach Coordinator Rebeca Quiñonez-Piñòn will trek from Austin to San Antonio October 19 to participate as a panelist in Butterflies without Borders: the Monarch Migration and our Changing Climate. The event will be presented … Read More

Banner year for monarch butterfly migration? Texas Hill Country ready

The 2018 monarch butterfly migration is off to a great start. Members of the DPLEX, an email listserv and online community that includes hundreds of monarch butterfly aficionados throughout Canada and the U.S., have begun the annual frenetic email exchange launched by … Read More

Monarch Zones: bold move or bad idea for expanding monarch butterfly population?

MARION, IOWA–Hundreds of fourth and fifth instar monarch caterpillars have replaced prize-winning show horses as the preferred livestock at Clearwater Farm in Linn County, Iowa. The hungry creatures nosh on common milkweed in a mesh enclosure inside the barn’s lab … Read More

Five monarch butterflies tagged and released at San Antonio Festival made it to Mexico

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

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