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Our Monarch Wrangler Balcony Garden

March 23, 2017

Spring is here and monarch butterflies are once again migrating north, through Texas and into the United States from their overwintering grounds in Mexico. They are in search of nectar sources and milkweed plants. Milkweed is the only host plant for monarch butterflies, they lay their eggs on milkweed and once the eggs hatch theRead More

Habitat Management Incentive Programs in TX

March 1, 2017

On February 16th-18th, the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society held its 53rd annual conference in San Antonio, TX. This year’s conference was rich with information focused on wildlife conservation and management on private lands, a topic especially important to Texan by Nature. Shannon Harris, Texan by Nature’s Program Manager and Taylor Keys, Texan by Nature’s Conservation Associate,Read More

The Native Plant Society of Texas – Spring Symposium

March 1, 2017

On February 25th, the Native Plant Society of Texas held their 27th Annual Spring Symposium as part of their efforts to educate Texans on the value and necessity of native plants. This year’s symposium focused on the many ways we can conserve and support the growth of native plants throughout Texas. The event was held at LadyRead More

Plan your fall visit to the George W. Bush Presidential Center

October 24, 2016

Fall is a wonderful time to visit the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. Not only is the weather finally cooling down, but the monarch butterflies are passing through on their annual southward migration to Mexico. From now until mid-November, the Bush Center’s 15-acre native gardens are a prime spot for the butterfliesRead More

What We Learned at WHF’s Native Prairie Discovery Tour – Restoring Deep Roots

October 21, 2016

The Wildlife Habitat Federation (WHF) is a Texas non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation and re-establishment of crucial upland game habitat vitally needed to sustain healthy populations of quail and other upland wildlife species. WHF provides information, specialized equipment, and on-the-ground physical assistance to landowners and lessees committed to re-establishing native grasses and forbs.Read More

On-Demand Webinar: National Experts on the Connection Between Health and Nature

October 10, 2016

A Natural Connection: Exploring Positive Outcomes in Health & Healing through Nature This September, Texan by Nature collaborated with Houston Methodist to assemble a group of world renowned researchers, physicians, and policymakers to discuss cutting edge knowledge on the relationship between health and nature. The resulting symposium, A Natural Connection: Exploring Positive Outcomes in HealthRead More

Press Conference with Monarch Wrangler Partner BAE Systems Brings Texas Together for Pollinators

September 23, 2016

On September 13, 2016 Mrs. Laura Bush, founder of Texan by Nature joined Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (LBJWC) to celebrate the fall migration of monarch butterflies and to announce corporate collaborations and updates to the Texas monarchRead More

A Natural Connection: Exploring Positive Outcomes in Health and Healing Through Nature

September 8, 2016

On September 12, 2016, Texan by Nature and Houston Methodist Hospital are partnering to host a symposium that will bring together some of the nation’s top researchers, physicians, and policymakers to share their knowledge on the connection between health and nature, highlight some of the recent findings on the positive benefits of nature on healthRead More

Monarchs Are on Their Way South Again – And BAE Systems is Poised to Help

September 8, 2016

The migration and lifecycle of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is quite spectacular. Every fall, monarchs in the US and Canada fly more than 3000 miles to reach their overwintering destination. When migrating, the monarchs pass through central Texas, known as the “Texas Funnel,” as they continue their journey to overwintering sites in Mexico. MonarchsRead More

6 Reasons Why Nature is Good for You

September 7, 2016

Humans have long perceived there to be a connection between health and exposure to nature. For centuries, parks and other green spaces have been interwoven into cities to provide spaces for people to relax and recharge. Even as far back as the 16th century, German physician Paracelsus said, “The art of healing comes from nature,Read More