Erin M Mills

This Holiday Season, it’s Snowing Butterflies!
December 16, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

From now through January 5th, you can step into the Cockrell Butterfly Center for a truly unique Holiday event. You will be surrounded by beautiful white flowers and twinkling lights, while delicate white butterflies dance around you and festive music gets you into the holiday spirit. This time of year, Houston’s mild climate can leave […]

Houston’s Hairy Situation: The Truth About Asp Caterpillars
November 13, 2019 · Be The First To Comment

A couple of years ago, on a beautiful October day, I picked up my son Ethan from school and decided it was a great time to go to the zoo. We had a blast and the weather was perfect; things could not have been any better, until they took a surprising turn for the worst. […]

One Small Win For Monarch Butterflies! The Best Eastern Migration in Ten Years
February 25, 2019 · 1 Comment

In a year full of bad headlines involving insects (insects populations declining globally, National Butterfly Center, one of America’s richest butterfly habitats threatened by Trump’s wall, Western migratory monarch population drops by 87%), one ray of light stands out, giving us a shimmer of hope: The Mexican migratory monarch population is seeing it’s highest numbers […]

Weird And Unexpected Pollinators Who Help Keep Our World’s Ecosystems Going!
July 11, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  With National Pollinator Week behind us, it may be easy to focus on other issues and forget that pollinators need our help to bounce back. While many people only envision little honeybees when they think about pollinators, they couldn’t be a more diverse group of animals, including mammals, birds, insects, and even reptiles! Here […]



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