The Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival Is Oct. 20

A week’s worth of monarch merriment including seminars, symposiums, workshops and walks begins Oct. 12 and wraps up with the family-friendly festival.

Pumpkin spice everything isn’t the only reason to love October. There’s the cooler temperatures that are perfect for planting and the monarch butterfly migration. That’s right, every October San Antonio is all aflutter with these winged wonders migrating over Texas en route to Mexico to roost for the winter.

You can join the celebration of their fabulous flight at the annual Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Pearl.

The festival is actually the culmination of a week’s worth of monarch merriment that kicks off Oct. 12 with seminars, symposiums, workshops and walks. Nearly every day of the week there’s an opportunity to learn about monarchs, other butterflies and bats, too, and how to encourage, feed and save these important creatures.

Here’s just a few of tantalizing topics for the mind and mouth.

  • Butterfly Walk at Confluence Park
  • Pollinator Rain Garden Workshop
  • Bug Lunch at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
  • “Flight of the Butterflies” movie screening at Yanaguana Gardens
  • A presentation by the Bat Man of Mexico at Confluence Park

For details and a list of all the Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival happenings, click here.

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Mark Peterson
Mark A. Peterson was a conservation project coordinator for San Antonio Water System before retiring. With over 30 years of experience as an urban forester and arborist, Mark is probably the only person you know who actually prunes trees for fun. When not expounding on the benefits of trees and limited lawns, you're likely to find him hiking San Antonio's wilderness parks or expounding on the virtues of geography and history to his friends.
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