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
College Station is perfectly situated to witness the fall monarch migration. Waystations and pollinator gardens serve as stepping stones where they can rest and recharge along the way. Butterflies in the Brazos has endeavored to recreate native habitat by building a butterfly garden in Bee Creek Park. You can become a part of this community effort by participating in the Butterflies in the Brazos Planting Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m.-noon. Continue reading How you can help fuel the fall monarch migration
As spring approaches, monarch butterflies are preparing to make their annual 2,500-mile journey back to their homeland in the north. Among their stops along the way will be the Brazos Valley. To commemorate the iconic black and orange butterflies’ return to Aggieland, the College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s Monarch March event from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Lick Creek Park Nature Center offers a variety of interactive educational activities. Continue reading Sunday’s Monarch March marks annual migration
After enduring the summer heat, fall is always a welcome relief in Texas. It’s also an ideal time to sow nectar plants for the monarch butterfly migration and to prepare your gardens for the spring.
You can join the effort to save the monarch butterfly by participating in Butterflies in the Brazos Planting Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Bee Creek Park. The group will be building a demonstration garden by planting milkweed and other nectar plants along the park trail. If you want to help, bring gloves, a gardening trowel, and an empty gallon milk jug or small bucket for watering the plants. Continue reading Butterflies in the Brazos Planting Day set for Sunday
The monarch butterfly population declined 90 percent from 1995 to 2014. Thanks to concerted efforts of enthusiasts and government entities, the monarch is slowly regaining its reign, but its numbers are nowhere near the one billion that once fluttered across the United States. Are you ready to do your part? Continue reading How you can help save the monarch butterfly