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The 20th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival 

Saturday, October 31 - Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015


Join us, in the place USA Today calls "the butterfly capitol of the USA," during the peak of butterfly season!  Renowned for a volume and variety of wild, free-flying butterflies unlike anything anywhere else in America, south Texas is home to the country's premier butterfly event, featuring:

To learn more about the one and only Texas Butterfly Festival, where to stay, what to do, and how to participate, simply explore this site!  
Last year, attendees from 18 states and 5 countries registered to experience one of the most biologically-diverse areas in North America, with the assistance of expert guides. Come see for yourself why the Rio Grande Valley has earned worldwide recognition for its outstanding butterfly and birding spots, inviting thousands of visitors each year to discover its remarkable assortment of preserves, refuges, nature parks, trails, and more.
Whether you are an accomplished naturalist or a beginner enthusiast, the Texas Butterfly Festival is the place to be at the end of October. Here, many eyes make for exciting discoveries, including U.S. records, super rarities, subtropcal strays, seldom-seen species, 'life' and chase butterflies that may only be found in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), where the river winds its way toward the Laguna Madre at the Gulf of Mexico. This unique region encompasses no fewer than 11 different types of habitat, from tidal wetlands to riparian forest, brushland scrub to prairie savanna, and is home to more than 1,200 different species of plants, 500 species of birds, 200 vertebrate species, roughly 300 species of butterflies, and over 90 species of dragonflies!
The National Butterfly Center is honored to host the 20th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival.  Our goal is to provide attendees a fulfilling and rewarding experience. From Ocotber 31 - November 3, 2015, registrants will spend 3 days exploring renowned public lands and private properties with world-class trip leaders. The Festival is taking place during prime butterfly season, when you may reasonably expect to see more than 60 species in a day.
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Trip Information

Detailed trip information, including destinations and leaders available here.

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Festival Schedule

Our schedule of events is posted and ready. Book your trips early.

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Cuauhtemoc Saenz Romero

Keynote Speaker for the Banquet Monday November 2nd.

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Event Host

National Butterfly Center is proud to organize and operate the Texas Butterfly Festival.

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Community Day

Everyone is invited to COMMUNITY DAY Saturday, October 31st from 9am to 2pm.

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Butterfly Photo Contest

This prestigiuos contest is open to all. Entries must be submitted between Sept. 1-30, 2015.

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Contact Info

Texas Butterfly Festival
3333 Butterfly Park Drive
Mission, TX 78572

GPS Coordinates
26.180243 -98.364973

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