Texas Parks & Wildlife seeks public input on Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate design

Texas Parks & Wildlife seeks public input on Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate design

AUSTIN (September 22, 2020) — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be launching a new conservation license plate to raise money to help conserve monarch butterflies and other native Texas, non-game, at-risk species. The public is invited to vote for their favorite design for the new monarch butterfly license plate through an online survey […]

Rockwall County Open Space Alliance: Saving monarchs from extinction

Rockwall County Open Space Alliance: Saving monarchs from extinction

(ROCKWALL, TX) Last month, 30 adults and 32 children attended the interactive workshop that offered a great opportunity for families to spend a fun time together learning about the unique migration of the Monarchs’ flight that includes Rockwall. Most agreed that the important lesson of the event was learning how to help save the beautiful endangered […]

Free butterfly workshop Saturday at Rockwall County Library

Free butterfly workshop Saturday at Rockwall County Library

(ROCKWALL, TX) Join the Butterfly Workshop Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Rockwall County Library from 10 to 11:30 am sponsored by the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance and the library. The event is a great opportunity for families to learn about the official Texas insect– the King of Monarchs! Learn about their migration patterns, their host plants […]

Butterfly fun at the library with Rockwall County Open Space Alliance

Butterfly fun at the library with Rockwall County Open Space Alliance

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 11, 2019)  It was a fun Saturday morning at the Rockwall County Library for kids and their families who came to learn about Monarch butterflies during a lively, hands-on event sponsored by the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance last month. A short presentation about the treasured butterflies explained the uniqueness of the […]

The Monarch Butterfly Project

The Monarch Butterfly Project

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 26, 2019) Join the Rockwall County Monarch Butterfly Project Team and help save the spectacular butterfly from extinction. Monarchs, the official Texas State Insect, are in grave danger of disappearing from our skies; their population has dropped 90 percent in the last 20 years. Sad because Monarchs make our world more […]

Rockwall makes strides in achieving Monarch Pledge

Rockwall makes strides in achieving Monarch Pledge

City Council honors residents’ efforts to preserve monarch butterflies (ROCKWALL, TX – June 8, 2016) Rockwall has a growing number of enthusiasts working to ensure the City fulfills its pledge to promote saving butterflies. At their regular meeting this week, the Rockwall City Council recognized Mary Carter with a proclamation, for leading the charge to […]

Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt takes Monarch Pledge

(ROCKWALL, TX – October 19, 2015) Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt joined fellow mayors from across North Texas and throughout the United States in taking the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge to take action to help save the monarch butterfly, an iconic species whose populations have declined by 90% in the last 20 years. Through the National Wildlife […]

Earth Day Festival, Bug Bonanza at Calloway’s Saturday

On Saturday, April 21 Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery will celebrate Earth Day by featuring organic products, beneficial insect displays, offering gardening advice and more at all 19 garden center locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston areas. Stores will open at 9 a.m. and will feature two key clinics that offer guidelines for a healthier garden environment. At 10:15 […]

Discover the ‘Miracle of Monarchs’ with the Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club

The Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club will hold its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 26 at REI, 4515 LBJ Freeway in Dallas. Refreshements will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Janet D. Smith, a Dallas County Master Gardener and North Texas Master Gardener, will […]

Fly away, butterflies!

Bring the whole family to Covington’s Nursery in Rowlett for a butterfly release at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. All of the magnificent butterflies in Covington’s Butterfly House will be set free, and the event is free, too. Covington’s Nursery is located at 5518 Liberty Grove Road. Visit their website at covingtonnursery.com. To submit your […]