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monarchs

Help HMNS track monarch migration! Look for these tags on monarch butterflies in Houston and report back.
November 12, 2012 · 5 Comments

Join the league of citizen scientists by helping HMNS track the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies. Taking a page from zoologist and monarch expert Dr. Fred Urquhart’s book, HMNS staff caught and tagged dozens of monarch butterflies as part of a national effort to track their migration from Canada to Mexico. You can help our […]

Butterfly Gardener Alert!
March 26, 2010 · 4 Comments

Today’s post was written by Soni, horticulturalist for our Butterfly Center. She and the other employees are hard at word preparing for our upcoming Plant Sale on April 10. photo credit: Randy Son Of Robert Got butterflies? Probably not, if your garden suffered freeze damage over the past few months. After this unusually long and […]

Tis the Season to be worried about butterflies!
December 30, 2009 · 3 Comments

photo credit: Anita363 This year, I think we’ve gotten a record number of phone calls from people who are concerned about butterflies they’ve seen near their homes or have raised in their gardens. It’s no wonder that butterflies are very popular around here and no one wants to see them perish in the not-so-toasty temperatures […]

Texas’ most-viewed butterfly: Buttery Sulphurs
July 28, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

One of the most often-viewed butterflies in Texas is the Sulphur Butterfly.  Even if you haven’t seen any Monarchs, Swallowtails, Pipevines or Zebras you are sure to have seen the sulphurs. When first viewed by observers, this species of butterfly was referred to as having a buttery coloration.  In fact, it is believed that this […]


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