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Photo courtesy of Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival

The 2017 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival takes place during peak Monarch migration week when the Monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains funnel through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter.

The three-day event, organized by the Texas Butterfly Ranch through strategic partnerships with like-minded private companies, public entities and nonprofit organizations, aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the insect pollinators that make one of every three bites of the food we eat possible.

The festival launches on Friday evening with an international scientific symposium at the Pearl Stable. Scientists from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada will explore the intersections of pollinators and politics in a Butterflies without Borders panel discussion: The Monarch Migration and our Changing Climate.

On Saturday, art and education events unfold, starting with a teacher training workshop at the San Antonio River Authority, a “bug lunch” at the Witte, butterfly walk and talk at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and art events at Yanaguana Gardens and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

The festival proper takes place Sunday at the Pearl. A “People for Pollinators Parade” will march down Pearl Parkway, trained docents will teach kids the citizen science of tagging Monarch butterflies, and more than 20 educational booths will offer education, engagement and fun. Tagged Monarch butterflies will be released at the Pearl amphitheater at noon. Plenty of activities will be featured throughout the Pearl including Pedaling Pollinators Butterfly Bikes, face painting, kite making, story time by the Book Fairy, food, and music.

The 2017 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival takes place during peak Monarch migration week when the Monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains funnel through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter.

The three-day event, organized by the Texas Butterfly Ranch through strategic partnerships with like-minded private companies, public entities and nonprofit organizations, aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the insect pollinators that make one of every three bites of the food we eat possible.

The festival launches on Friday evening with an international scientific symposium at the Pearl Stable. Scientists from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada will explore the intersections of pollinators and politics in a Butterflies without Borders panel discussion: The Monarch Migration and our Changing Climate.

On Saturday, art and education events unfold, starting with a teacher training workshop at the San Antonio River Authority, a “bug lunch” at the Witte, butterfly walk and talk at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and art events at Yanaguana Gardens and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

The festival proper takes place Sunday at the Pearl. A “People for Pollinators Parade” will march down Pearl Parkway, trained docents will teach kids the citizen science of tagging Monarch butterflies, and more than 20 educational booths will offer education, engagement and fun. Tagged Monarch butterflies will be released at the Pearl amphitheater at noon. Plenty of activities will be featured throughout the Pearl including Pedaling Pollinators Butterfly Bikes, face painting, kite making, story time by the Book Fairy, food, and music.

The 2017 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival takes place during peak Monarch migration week when the Monarch butterflies east of the Rocky Mountains funnel through Texas on their way to Mexico to roost for the winter.

The three-day event, organized by the Texas Butterfly Ranch through strategic partnerships with like-minded private companies, public entities and nonprofit organizations, aims to raise awareness and appreciation of the insect pollinators that make one of every three bites of the food we eat possible.

The festival launches on Friday evening with an international scientific symposium at the Pearl Stable. Scientists from Mexico, the U.S. and Canada will explore the intersections of pollinators and politics in a Butterflies without Borders panel discussion: The Monarch Migration and our Changing Climate.

On Saturday, art and education events unfold, starting with a teacher training workshop at the San Antonio River Authority, a “bug lunch” at the Witte, butterfly walk and talk at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, and art events at Yanaguana Gardens and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

The festival proper takes place Sunday at the Pearl. A “People for Pollinators Parade” will march down Pearl Parkway, trained docents will teach kids the citizen science of tagging Monarch butterflies, and more than 20 educational booths will offer education, engagement and fun. Tagged Monarch butterflies will be released at the Pearl amphitheater at noon. Plenty of activities will be featured throughout the Pearl including Pedaling Pollinators Butterfly Bikes, face painting, kite making, story time by the Book Fairy, food, and music.

WHEN

WHERE

Historic Pearl Brewery
303 Pearl Pkwy.
#300
San Antonio, TX 78215
http://texasbutterflyranch.com/monarch-butterfly-and-pollinator-festival-october-20-22-2017/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.
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