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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

Laura Bush Interview on 23pt5 with Sam Champion

23pt5 with Sam Champion - November 15, 2016

La importancia de la mariposa monarca

Univision Communications Inc. - September 14, 2016

Este emblemático insecto está en peligro de extinción, por lo que existen iniciativas para lograr su recuperación. ESTAÁ DECIDIENDO SI APROBARON ESTE LIBRO. PRESENTADORA: LA EX PRIMERA DAMA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS HOY VISITAN NUESTRA CIUDAD Y HABÓ SOBRE LA IMPORTANCIA DE LA MARIPOSA MONARCA, LA CUAL PROVIENE DE ÉXICO, Y HOY EN ÍA SERead More

Former First Lady Laura Bush Joins Texas Parks’ Monarch Butterfly Celebration

Time Warner Cable NEWS - September 14, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas — Former First Lady Laura Bush joined Texas Parks and Wildlife in Austin to celebrate the fall migration of monarch butterflies. As the founder of Texan by Nature, Bush also announced new collaborations in the state’s efforts to conserve pollination habitats in the state. Bush and Parks and Wildlife helped with habitat restoration.Read More

Laura Bush: Monarch butterflies essential to Texas

Houston Chronicle - September 13, 2016

AUSTIN – Former First Lady Laura Bush is championing efforts to restore the monarch butterfly population, highlighting not only the species’ beauty but its key role in the economy and the cycle of life.

‘Monarch wrangler’ Laura Bush touts Texas efforts to save iconic butterfly

The Dallas Morning News - September 13, 2016

AUSTIN — To the lengthy list of titles bestowed upon former first lady Laura Bush, now add “monarch wrangler.” The butterfly, that is. Bush — long a champion of conservation efforts — heralded that decidedly Texan honor on Tuesday as she touted a growing statewide partnership to preserve the migratory habitat of the increasingly threatened monarchRead More

Former First Lady and ‘Monarch Wrangler’ Laura Bush pushes butterfly recovery

The San Antonio Express News - September 13, 2016

AUSTIN — Former First Lady Laura Bush pushed efforts to help the monarch butterfly population recover Tuesday, emphasizing not only the species’ beauty but its key role in the economy and the cycle of life.

Laura Bush fights to keep monarch butterflies from going extinct

KXAN - September 13, 2016

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Former First Lady Laura Bush visited Austin on Tuesday to announce plans to keep the monarch butterfly from extinction. A statewide effort is underway to conserve the monarch butterfly in Texas. The state is directly in the path of the monarch’s annual migration, as the butterflies travel between Canada and Mexico making aRead More