While working to formalize an agreement under which the Star S Ranch would stop spraying pesticides that drift onto the preserve, the Eckert James River Bat Cave missed its usual mid-May opening date.
Agarita’s thorny leaves make it a most ornery shrub, and gathering the berries requires determination and a certain level of pain tolerance.
Those with a hankering for butterflies and carpets of native blooms should head to the Hill Country or Mission Reach for a spectacular show this weekend.
The drought of 2011 served as a wake-up call for many San Antonio gardeners.
Urban beekeeping is enjoying growing popularity, with enthusiasts drawn to the pursuit as a way to foster pollinators and take environmental action.
The population of monarch butterflies that spend the winter in Mexico has jumped more than 144 percent over last year, Mexican officials announced this week.
The Texas Department of Agriculture fined the Star S Ranch near Mason this week for two violations of pesticide drift at the Eckert James River Bat Cave.
“Dry January” started in Great Britain in 2012 when a nonprofit there called Alcohol Change launched the effort as a nationwide health initiative.
Unusually wet and cold weather kept monarch butterflies in San Antonio weeks after their usual peak migration season this year.
Based on robust activity in the monarchs’ primary Midwestern breeding grounds, one monarch expert predicted “the migration should be the strongest since 2008.”