Monarch butterflies move through Texas each fall on their way from Canada to overwinter in the Mexican mountains. For centuries, perhaps millennia, the butterflies’ generally return to Mexico in time for Day of the Dead in early November. Their arrival has been associated with the souls of loved ones who died.
As an ongoing gesture of hope and healing, all butterflies tagged this season will carry the name of someone who died, as they take flight on their Forever Journey. Since starting the Forever Journey initiative in 2020, FIVE butterflies tagged in honor of loved ones who died have been recovered on the forest floor in Mexico.
If you’d like us to tag a butterfly in honor of a friend, family member or loved one, please provide details here.
Special thanks to our friends at the Brackenridge Park Conservancy and all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for making this year’s Festival happen.
See you there!