The monarch butterflies are tagged and tracked in a database as they migrate south to Mexico.
Experts and legislators discussed the decline of monarch butterfly and bee populations in Texas.
Environmental concerns are the principal threat to the Monarch butterfly’s ability to thrive.
This year’s festival examines the intersection of politics and pollinators while also including fun and educational events featuring Monarch butterflies.
Three dozen conservationists from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. staged a four-day workshop to discuss how to expand the NWF’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge program.
It’s been just one year since Mayor Ivy Taylor set the bar for the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge (MMP).
Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Pearl on Saturday to attend the culmination of the three-day Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival.
Beyond chemical threats, humans are destroying important habitats that Monarchs rely on during their long migration. As cities expand and many forests are reduced, locations for milkweed and other important plants decline as well. But climate change is the biggest threat.