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Native Plant Sales, Butterfly Events Slated for This Weekend and Beyond

Native plant sales and how to raise a caterpillar workshops among butterfly events slated for April in Central and South Texas. Continue reading

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Monarch Watch Announces Landscape Restoration Program to Bring Back Monarch Butterflies

Nationwide landscape restoration initiative aims to plant milkweed and “Bring Back the Monarchs.” Butterflies to benefit big time. Continue reading

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It’s official: Warmer Winters Cause USDA to Revise Plant Hardiness Zones, San Antonio’s Moves Closer to the Coast

It’s official: Warmer winters Cause USDA to revise plant heartiness zones, something butterflies and blooms have been communicating for years. Yep, it’s getting warmer. Continue reading

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In the Butterfly Garden, Part II: Transplants and Seedlings to Make a Vibrant Butterfly Garden in Downtown San Antonio

The turf-to-bed conversion continues as we begin to transform a drought-damaged downtown San Antonio yard into a butterfly garden. Favorite host plants will be transplanted from Austin, we’ll buy several new plants in the spring and plan our seedling strategy for early January. Read all about it, and let us know if you have questions. Continue reading

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Collect and Sow Native Seeds for Your Spring Butterfly Garden Now

Collecting and sowing native seed for your Texas butterfly garden is easy and gratifying. One of our favorites is the Cowpen Daisy. Continue reading

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Monarch Butterfly Preserve in Mexico A Model for Reforestation Efforts

Monarch butterfly preserve in Michoacan, Mexico is a model for reforestation efforts. But can it really save the Monarch butterfly migration? Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies Mating in Flight Demonstrate Amazing Insect Stamina

Monarch butterflies churn the butterfly love butter for 24 hours straight. Talk about stamina! And you thought they only conserved their energy to make the 3000-mile migration from Canada to Mexico…. Continue reading

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Monarch Migration Update: Butterflies on the Move in Central and South Texas, Some Laying Eggs Along the Way

Monarch Migration in progress. Peak may be past, but we may get a second wave. Meanwhile, some Monarch butterflies leave eggs in their wake. Continue reading

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