As the United States’ first official “Monarch Champion City” – a unique designation by the National Wildlife Federation for cities that adopt all of the federation’s 24 recommendations for Monarch conservation – San Antonio will host a fun and educational celebration in honor of the winged insects that travel through the city on their multi-generation migration from Mexico to Canada and back again.
The American Snout butterfly, Libytheana carinenta, is currently moving around the IH-35 pollinator corridor, clogging windshields and car grills along the way.
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Dr. Chip Taylor, the founder of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, will address almost 100 professional butterfly breeders this week at their annual conference in San Antonio.
Last year about this time, we detailed a turf-to-bed conversion in the front yard of our rental house in the downtown Lavaca neighborhood of San Antonio.
Graduate student Dara Satterfield came to town in late January for the second time in 12 months to take the pulse of the Monarch butterfly population at the San Antonio River Museum Reach Milkweed Patch.