Monarch Conservation Webinar Series – 2019 Hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture

Monarch Conservation Webinar Series – 2019 Hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture See the dates for the 2019 Monarch Conservation Webinar Series below, hosted by the Monarch Joint Venture and the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. Click on the title of the webinar to register for it. To see completed…

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#VintageTweets – Monarch Butterflies The Super-Generation Are Coming

#VintageTweets – Monarch Butterflies The Super-Generation Are Coming This is a tweet I recently retweeted from Native Plant Society of Texas Monarch Maven Cathy Downs. Until becoming a Texas Master Naturalist a few years ago, I would not have known what Cathy was talking about when she refers to super-generations…

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Monarch Garden: Golden-Agers Raising Golden Butterflies

Monarch Garden: Golden-Agers Raising Golden Butterflies Nursing facility residents are becoming grandmas and grandpas again A movement involving golden agers, butterflies and native plants has begun in a quiet facility in Pearland Texas just south of Houston. The residents of Tuscany Village Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation are sharing the excitement of…

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What You Can Do for Texas Native Plant Week – October 18-24, 2015

What You Can Do for Texas Native Plant Week – October 18-24, 2015 Reprinted from October 2015 Hyde Park Newsletter Native Texas plants in gardens, landscaping and habitats help sustain nature at a time when the “wild and natural” are disappearing. These plants help sustain a healthy ecosystem by supporting a…

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Standing at the Crossroads (Part II) – Adaptive Variety Selection and the Uncertain Role of Imidacloprids in the future of Southern Grape Culture

STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (Part II) ADAPTIVE VARIETY SELECTION AND THE UNCERTAIN ROLE OF IMIDACLOPRIDS IN THE FUTURE OF SOUTHERN GRAPE CULTURE   By: R.L. Winters, Fairhaven Vineyards Master Horticulturist/Ampelographer Fairhaven American Hybrid Research Foundation [VT – Please welcome back VintageTexas guest blogger R.L. Winters in this three part blog on the…

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Texas: A Land of Native Milkweed & What You Can Do To Save It

Texas: A Land of Native Milkweed & What You Can Do To Save It Most of us know about milkweed from either what we have read about it as the favorite food of the Monarch butterfly caterpillars, or by what we have seen for sale (Tropical Milkweed) in our local…

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