The Texas Butterfly Ranch is proud to present the fifth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival
The Festival will unfold online this year throughout October
All events are FREE and open to the public
Join us and learn about the majesty of the migration, the importance of the wildlife pollinators that make one out of every three bites of our food possible, and our special connection to Mexico.
Monarch butterflies move through Texas each fall on their way to the Mexican mountains to arrive in time for Day of the Dead. In this year of COVID-19 and a raised awareness of social injustice, we celebrate the spiritual aspect of the migration. For centuries, perhaps millennia, the return of the butterflies to Mexico each fall has been associated with the souls of lost loved ones, as they typically arrive in the Mexican mountains in time for Day of the Dead. As a gesture of hope and healing, all 600 butterflies tagged this year as part of our Festival will be done so in the names of those lost to COVID-19, social injustice and other causes.
If you have a friend, family member or loved one that you’d like to honor with a tagged butterfly, please provide details here.
Special thanks to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for making this year’s Festival happen. We hope to “see” you there.