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Category: native wildflowers

How to Help Pollinators in Your Own Backyard

The Zoo’s pollinator grow zones, planted with native grass and wildflowers, have been growing for five years now. After planting native milkweed last fall, this is the first spring we’ve seen monarch eggs and caterpillars in our gardens!   This monarch caterpillar (left) is less than half an inch long! After two weeks of eating milkweed, the caterpillar will form a chrysalis. After another week, the insect will emerge as an adult monarch butterfly.     ... Read More
at Friday, April 22, 2022

Where Are All the Monarch Butterflies?

Pollinator Week: Where Are All the Monarch Butterflies? Characterized with striking black, white and orange markings, the monarch butterfly populates much of North, Central and South America as well as some Pacific Islands, India, Australia and Western Europe. Many Texans may recall the days of seeing monarchs flutter regularly around spring flowers, but those days are harder to come by as the monarch population has declined more than 90% in the past 20 years largely due to habitat... Read More
at Tuesday, June 22, 2021