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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

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.