Hundreds swarmed the Pearl on Sunday for the second annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, highlighted by a parade and butterfly release.
Author and ecologist Anurag Agrawal will discuss his new book on the complicated relationship between Monarch butterflies and milkweed.
Moving on from his twice-failed “Muslim ban,” Trump has turned his attention to Monarch butterflies, which every year migrate between Mexico and the U.S.
Researchers and educational specialists familiarized the students with the Texas state insect that travels through San Antonio on its migration path.
On Thursday close to 100 people streamed into the halls of the Instituto Cultural de México’s Monarch-inspired exhibition to learn about the mystical nature of Monarch butterflies and their vulnerable migration route.
The fact that the festival takes place in San Antonio has only added to its momentum, considering that the city was named the first official “Monarch Champion City” in the U.S.
Move over, San Antonio.
Conditions are ideal for Monarch butterflies in Texas this fall, but a freak spring ice storm at their ancestral roost in Mexico has migration forecasters calling for a setback in their population numbers.
The San Antonio River’s South Channel is finally getting some much-needed attention. In the past three months, the 1.5-mile stretch of the river that winds through the historic King William neighborhood from West Nueva Street to South Alamo, has seen the removal of invasive species, the first planting of three pollinator gardens, and a long overdue clean-up of rotting detritus that had occupied the river for almost a year.
While San Antonio embraces Monarch butterfly mania and its status as the National Wildlife Federation’s first and only Monarch Champion city in the country, our neighbors to the south are considering allowing Mexico’s largest mining company with the country’s worst environmental record to reopen an old copper mine in the heart of the migrating insects’ ancestral roosting sites.