Author and ecologist Anurag Agrawal will discuss his new book on the complicated relationship between Monarch butterflies and milkweed.
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).
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.
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.
Move over, San Antonio.
The American Snout butterfly, Libytheana carinenta, is currently moving around the IH-35 pollinator corridor, clogging windshields and car grills along the way.
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.
He would not have wanted a sad show.