Texas Butterfly Festival
18th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival
Join the National Butterfly Center on November 2 - 5, 2013 during the prime of butterfly season. At the 18th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival, visitors will spend three days exploring the rich lands of South Texas with world-class trip leaders and expert guides. Butterflying this season means guests have the chance to see up to 60 species any given day.
The Texas Butterfly Festival will feature the following activities throughout the three-day event:
- Special Reception and Orientation
- Community Day
- Field Trips & Educational Activities for Beginners - Experts
- The first 'Big Day of Butterflying' Species Count Competition
- A North American Butterfly Photo Contest
- Border Buttermilk Social
- Silent Auction
A Wealth of Biological Diversity
The Rio Grande Valley is recognized internationally for its unique butterfly and birding spots. Each year, thousands of visitors flock to South Texas to explore the array of preserves, refuges, nature parks, and trails scattered among the border cities. The region's convenient geographic positioning, nestled between Texas and Mexico and winding toward Laguna Madre, means it is one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America.
There are at least 11 different habitats that clash and coexist in perfect harmony across the Lower Rio Grande Valley area, like tidal wetlands and riparian forests. The region is home to more than 1,200 species of plants, 500 species of birds, 200 vertebrate species, about 300 species of butterflies, and over 90 species of dragonflies.
Check out the Schedule of Events, here.
A Week Jam-Packed With Fun
The National Butterfly Center is hosting two other events throughout the week, following the Texas Butterfly Festival. Guests can attend the 20th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival and the Focus on Diversity Conference. Don't miss the opportunity to visit any or all of these events for a closer look into the awesome diversity of the Rio Grande Valley.