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Meet Spike, the Toughest Tortoise in Texas

March 19, 2024 | By

The National Butterfly Center in South Texas Is at the Forefront of Efforts To Protect Butterflies

March 28, 2023 | By S. Kirk Walsh

A Monarch Butterfly Takes Flight in a Time of Grief

March 22, 2023 | By Shannon Perri

Fall Getaway: Follow the Butterfly Trail in the Valley

September 30, 2019 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

The Texas Butterfly Festival promises visitors “the best butterflying in America.” It might seem like hyperbole were the claim not backed up by the fact that the Rio Grande Valley contains a greater diversity of butterflies than anywhere else in the country—more than 300 species and counting, or roughly 40 percent of the butterflies in North America. You can see a great deal of them at the festival, which takes place the first week of November at the National Butterfly Center in Mission. All of those butterflies—condensed within a region that’s easy to traverse over a weekend—make a fall tour of the Valley a must-do on any Texas bucket list

Color in Motion

September 16, 2015 | By Cathryn Hoyt

I’ll confess. I’m addicted to butterflies.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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