Video: Laurie Brown discusses Nature Center events and the monarch butterfly migration

Video: Laurie Brown discusses Nature Center events and the monarch butterfly migration

In this episode of “Stuff You Don’t Usually See,” Recreation Supervisor Laurie Brown and Marketing Manager Lacey Lively discuss the fall activities at the Gary Halter Nature Center, including the fall monarch butterfly migration, the Park in the Dark event, and gardening and birdwatching classes. Continue reading Video: Laurie Brown discusses Nature Center events and the monarch butterfly migration

Celebrate the monarch butterfly’s spring migration Sunday at the Lick Creek Nature Center

Celebrate the monarch butterfly’s spring migration Sunday at the Lick Creek Nature Center

The offspring of monarchs that overwintered in Mexico will soon kickstart their multi-generational journey to the northern United States and Canada. The Lick Creek Nature Center celebrates the spring migration with a Monarch March on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The family-friendly event is free. Continue reading Celebrate the monarch butterfly’s spring migration Sunday at the Lick Creek Nature Center

Enjoy the annual monarch migration while playing a meaningful role in their grueling journey

Enjoy the annual monarch migration while playing a meaningful role in their grueling journey

At distances up to 3,000 miles, the annual fall monarch migration is among the world’s longest wildlife journeys. Fortunately for us, our ideal location allows us an opportunity to not only witness but to play a helpful role in the monarchs’ arduous journey. Continue reading Enjoy the annual monarch migration while playing a meaningful role in their grueling journey

How you can help save the monarch butterfly

How you can help save the monarch butterfly

Throughout March, The Parks & Recreation Department is giving away free bags with information on how you can help save the monarch butterfly. We’re even throwing in activity sheets, Butterfly Retreat seed packets, coloring sheets, and more. If you have a bit of a spare garden space to plant native milkweed and other nectar-producing plants, we encourage you to become part of this worthwhile community effort. Continue reading How you can help save the monarch butterfly

Sunday’s Monarch March marks spring migration

Sunday’s Monarch March marks spring migration

To commemorate the annual spring monarch migration, the College Station Parks & Recreation Department will host Monarch March on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Admission is free. The day will be full of interactive and educational activities with the help of community organizations such as Brazos County Master Gardeners, Brazos Valley Master Naturalists, Texas A&M Entomology Department, A&M Garden Club, and Butterflies in the Brazos. Continue reading Sunday’s Monarch March marks spring migration