You can help save declining butterfly populations
At the end of 2020, the Xerces Society published a study that said the Western Monarch Butterfly population reached an all-time low. The society says effects of climate change, most notably the historic string of wildfires along the Pacific Coast, have been the main force in the destruction of the Western Monarch Butterfly population. AdTreviño-Wright said the decline in the monarch butterfly species has not been as bad east of the Rocky Mountains, but there are still threats to the insects. But, she says there are ways you can help restore butterfly populations in your own backyard, such as planting native species. KSAT and the National Butterfly Center want to answer any questions you may have about butterflies in Texas.
Butterfly and Pollinator Festival Includes Bat Man, Classes for Teachers
The Bat Man of Mexico will be descending on this years Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival. His work earned him the Bat Man nickname from famed naturalist David Attenborough, who narrated a BBC documentary on Medelln and his work. The panel is part of the 2019 Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival, which runs from Oct. 12 to Oct. 20. Next time you raise your glass of tequila or mezcal, celebrating whatever you want to celebrate, please first and foremost toast the bats, Medelln said. This article has been updated to correct that the free screening of The Bat Man of Mexico will take place at UNAM San Antonios auditorium.therivardreport.com