Monarch Butterfly, Pollinator Festival to Fly into the Pearl

  • September 26, 2016
  • News

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.

The Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, which will take place from Oct. 20-22 at the Pearl and the Instituto Cultural de México, will highlight the majesty of Monarch butterflies and other pollinators while also shedding light on the environmental implications of climate change on the insects’ roosting sites.

The festival’s programming also will explain the creatures’ importance in our food and beverage chain, promote private sector involvement in Monarch conservation, and underscore Texas’ relationship with Mexico… Read more from the Rivard Report