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Scientific Research in Progress at the San Antonio River Museum Reach Milkweed Patch

Scientific research underway by the Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project at the San Antonio River Milkweed Patch. SLIDESHOW Continue reading

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San Antonio Museum Reach Milkweed Patch Becomes Official Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project Site

San Antonio’s Milkweed Patch Becomes Latest Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project Site and First to be monitored in 2012, as Monarch Butterflies take up permanent residence in San Antonio. Continue reading

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Wildflower Bonanza-to-be on the San Antonio Mission Reach, Thanks to Above-average Rains

Wildflowers budding on the San Antonio Mission Reach. Check out the slideshow and a link to better understand the complex collaboration that brought the Mission Reach to life. Continue reading

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Happy Darwin Day! Would Charles Darwin be Pleased or Horrified at Butterflies as Quick Change Artists?

What would Charles Darwin think on his 203rd birthday of butterflies capacity for rapid, evolutionary change? Hmmm. 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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Butterfly FAQ: Pros and Cons of Tropical Milkweed and What to do with a Winter Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar or Chrysalis

Butterfly FAQs today: What to do with late season Monarch caterpillars you find this winter? And, some thoughts on the pros and cons of Tropical milkweed, that hearty, ubiquitous Monarch butterfly host plant. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Winter Monarch Butterflies are Reproducing at the Museum Reach Milkweed Patch on the San Antonio River Walk

Winter Monarch butterflies are hooking up on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk. University of Minnesota graduate student Kelly Nail visits to monitor their progress at our favorite public milkweed patch. Continue reading

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Butterfly Predictions 2012: Historic Low Monarch counts, Wildflower Bounty, Butterflies Year-Round, a Blow For GMOs

Four butterfly predictions for 2012: Historic low Monarch counts at the roosting spots, bounty of wildflowers in Texas, year-round butterflies and outsmarted GMOs (genetically modified organisms) Continue reading

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Happy Winter Solstice! Celebrate with Seedballs, a Recipe, and Step-by-Step Directions on How to Make them

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by making seed balls! It’s easy, fun, and good for the planet. Plus, it reminds us of making mudd pies. Included in this post: the Texas Butterfly Ranch Seedball Recipe and step-by-step directions on how to make them. Continue reading

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Mission Reach Improvements on San Antonio River Spell Good News for Naturalists, Will Result in More Butterflies

Beyond the Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk: The Mission Reach restoration of the San Antonio River on the City’s south side bode well for nature lovers and butterflies. Hike, bike and paddling trails, bird and butterfly watching, four missions and centuries of history all invite visitors. C’mon down. Continue reading

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