Create a paradise for butterflies in your own backyard with a beautiful butterfly garden. Here is a collection of articles to help you get started. Happy planting!
Butterfly Gardening Tips
Gain some knowledge on the fundamentals of butterfly gardening based on your location.
The plant reproduction process requires pollination to ensure that plants produce fertile seeds and then fruit. Flowering plants require assistance from bees and butterflies for pollination. Many plants are ideal for attracting pollinators due to their scents and colors. To ensure that plant reproduction continues the way nature intended, bees and butterflies must continue to thrive. Contribute to this natural process by creating a garden that will attract pollinators. Your bee and butterfly garden will provide a place for pollination when other environmental factors, such as pesticide use, threaten this process. Read More…
The purpose of the program is to educate members and the public about Monarch conservation, to produce and distribute milkweeds that support reproduction by Monarch butterflies, and to restore Monarch habitats throughout the Texas migration flyway.
TEXAS BUTTERFLY EXHIBITS
The Cockrell Butterfly Center and Brown Hall of Entomology (both in Houston) provide entertainment and education for the whole family! Discover the wonderful world of insects, with fun, interactive games and quizzes, spectacular preserved specimens, and living examples of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods. They also hold a semi-annual butterfly plant sale.
Located at Fair Park in Dallas, the mission of Texas Discovery Gardens is to teach effective ways to restore, conserve and preserve nature in the urban environment, with a focus on gardening organically and sustainably. A butterfly garden and Insectarium is located onsite.
This migration tracking project is a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. The site includes information to help track the monarch butterfly migration each fall and spring, along with a wealth of resources regarding migration and an FAQ section that will help explain everything there is to know about the Monarch!
A nonprofit organization whose mission is to “keep our skies filled with nature’s color,” this group provides education, involvement, and assistance to individuals working to benefit the Monarch butterfly and various native creatures who have suffered a decline in their natural habitats.
This fund meets the challenge of preserving Monarch butterflies and their spectacular migration through a specific conservation strategy that fosters healthy ecosystems and sustainable communities through forest conservation, habitat monitoring, scientific research, education and outreach, and sustainable development.
A nationwide organization dedicated to education, conservation and research.
The 100-acre National Butterfly Center is dedicated to education, conservation and scientific research on wild butterflies.
A Monarch watch group specific to Texas.