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Ward Walker 7-Oaks Ranch Partners with Laura Bush’s Organization Texan by Nature

The Ozona Stockman - June 6, 2017

The Ward Walker Ranch recently became a Texan by Nature Monarch Wrangler for their efforts to create habitat essential to the monarch butterfly. Texan by Nature is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush to align the broad interests of conservation groups with business, healthcare, schools, the scientific community, and faith-based organizations.Read More

LIVE: Former First Lady Laura Bush Keynotes South-Central Monarch Symposium

KXAN News - May 31, 2017

LIVE: Former First Lady Laura Bush Keynotes South-Central Monarch Symposium Posted by KXAN News on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Laura Bush in Austin to promote recovery of the monarch butterfly (VIDEO)

KXAN News - May 31, 2017

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Over the last two decades, the monarch butterfly population has been on a gradual decline, which is why former First Lady Laura Bush met with scientists and experts from across the country on Wednesday to discuss ways to enhance and recover the species. Texan By Nature organized the 2-day Monarch Symposium at the LadyRead More

Former First Lady Laura Bush back in Austin in big push to save monarch butterfly (VIDEO)

CBS Austin - May 31, 2017

Former First Lady Laura Bush visited Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Wednesday. She delivered the keynote address for the South Central Monarch Symposium, first giving an update on her family. “President Bush at age 92 and Bar at 91 are both happy and in good spirits, and George and I believe they’re both showingRead More

Save the Monarchs: Laura Bush Asks for Help Saving the State Insect of Texas

UT News - May 31, 2017

“As everyone here knows the monarch butterfly is the most iconic and beloved insect in the world,” said former first lady and UT Austin alumna Laura Bush in her keynote at the South-Central Monarch Symposium this Wednesday. “But sadly, there has been an 80 percent decline in the monarchs’ eastern population.” Held at UT Austin’s internationally recognizedRead More

Former First Lady Doesn’t Beat Around the Bush About Butterflies

Spectrum News - May 31, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Former first lady, Laura Bush, visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Wednesday. While she spent some time out in the gardens, Mrs. Bush also rallied for a cause close to her heart. Springtime in the Lone Star State means flowers, bees and butterflies. But here in Texas, there’s something fading fromRead More

Texan by Nature, Partner by Choice

Monarch Joint Venture - May 26, 2017

Given the vastness of the Texas landscape and its importance to spring monarch reproduction and spring and fall migration, the state has a large role to play in efforts to protect monarch butterflies. With 95% of the land in Texas being privately owned, it is crucial that stakeholders within and beyond the state work togetherRead More

Botanical Gardens Honored

The Goldthwaite Eagle - May 14, 2017

Legacy Plaza Executive Director Jan Fischer was recently presented with Texan By Nature’s Monarch Wrangler award for the Botanical Gardens. Texan by Nature is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush to align the broad interests of conservation groups with business, healthcare, schools, the scienti c community, and faith-based organizations. It isRead More

Helping the Monarchs: Local Girl Scouts team up to aid butterflies at new children’s home

Valley Morning Star - April 22, 2017

HARLINGEN — They’re now Monarch Wranglers. Earlier this month, several Girl Scout troops based in Harlingen, participated in a planting day in partnership with Texan by Nature, a nonprofit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush. This was the first planting day of two with the intention of creating habitat essential to the monarch butterflyRead More

Episode 8: Laura Bush

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation - February 1, 2017

This month, we’re celebrating all the things we love about Texas……including Former First Lady Laura Bush! Mrs. Bush spends a lot of time and energy for the love of Texas. She is passionate about parks and natural resource conservation. Listen in to this month’s podcast and conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush to hear what inspiresRead More