In keeping with Mayor Betsy Price’s support of the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden will host a Monarch Migration Festival from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 6.
Participants will take part in butterfly tagging, learn how to create a butterfly garden, discover the flowers that support monarchs on their annual journey and learn more about pollinators.
The City of Fort Worth is part of the Monarch Highway, which supports thousands of monarch butterflies traveling to Mexico each fall, and again in the spring as the monarchs return to breed. Later generations spread across the U.S. and Canada.
Other participating organizations include the Botanic Research Institute of Texas, Native Plant Society of Texas, Native Prairies Association of Texas, Tarrant County College, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Federation and Trinity Regional Water District.