The fourth annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival wrapped up Sunday with a brightly colored parade, waggle group dance, and butterfly tagging demonstrations.
A monarch butterfly expert, a bat expert, and an immigration reporter talked about pollinators and borders at a Friday panel.
The Bat Man of Mexico does not hail from Gotham City – he’s an ecologist in Mexico City, and he’s featured at this year’s butterfly festival.
The monarch butterflies are tagged and tracked in a database as they migrate south to Mexico.
The “Butterflies Without Borders” forum featured discussion about habitat preservation, the monarch migration season, and climate change.
Chefs will be cooking with silk worms, bee drone larvae, grasshoppers, and crickets at Saturday’s bug lunches.
As monarch butterflies make their way south through Texas and into Mexico, the third annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival kicks off Friday.
Based on robust activity in the monarchs’ primary Midwestern breeding grounds, one monarch expert predicted “the migration should be the strongest since 2008.”
Hundreds swarmed the Pearl on Sunday for the second annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, highlighted by a parade and butterfly release.
Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Pearl on Saturday to attend the culmination of the three-day Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival.