Get your wings on for our third annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival!
It takes flight at the Pearl with a People for Pollinators Parade, monarch butterfly tagging demos, educational booths and activities for the whole family. The highlight: a high noon butterfly release at Pearl Park. Five of the hundreds of butterflies tagged at our Festival last year made the successful trek to Mexico and were recovered on the forest floor there in March of 2018.
Don’t miss this special day of celebration and citizen science that unfolds during peak monarch butterfly migration season in our very own “Texas Funnel.”
10 AM People for Pollinators Parade
10 AM – 2 PM One-on-one How to Tag a Monarch Butterfly tagging demonstrations by trained docents
10:30 AM and 12:30 PM 300for300: Plant a Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Garden at Pearl Studio
The Gardening Volunteers of South Texas will lead two one-hour tutorials on planning and planting a butterfly and pollinator habitat. The presentation will focus on the importance of the Monarch butterfly, the plants that provide the best nectar or larvae food sources, and a step-by-step description of how to plant a Monarch garden. Registration required.
One-hour workshop will repeat twice.
Workshop sponsored by Gardening Volunteers of South Texas and San Antonio Water System