Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for iconic monarch butterflies as they pass through the Brazos Valley on their way from Canada to the mountains of Central Mexico.
The monarchs will be searching for milkweed to refuel and reproduce on their journey to Mexico. Unfortunately, changes in agricultural practices have led to a rapid decline in milkweed and the vital monarch habitat it furnishes.
A concerned group of community partners has joined to form Butterflies in the Brazos to help restore and conserve the declining monarch population by creating butterfly gardens and waystations in community and neighborhood parks. You can join the effort by participating in Butterflies in the Brazos Planting Day on Sundayat 3 p.m. at Bee Creek Park.
The group will be building a demonstration gar den by planting milkweed and other nectar plants along the park trail.
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