Join us for the nation's premier butterflying event!
Texas Butterfly Festival
Saturday, Nov. 2 – Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
Now a special production of the National Butterfly Center, this year's event will feature:
- Field Trips & Educational Activities for Beginners – Experts
- The first 'Big Day of Butterflying' Species Count Competition
- A North American Butterfly Photo Contest
- And More!
Come to the Rio Grande Valley!
One of the most biologically diverse areas in North America sits along the border, between Texas and Mexico, where the Rio Grande winds its way toward the Laguna Madre. The Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), in deep South Texas, encompasses no fewer than 11 different types of habitat, including tidal wetlands and riparian forest; and this region 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 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.
This year, the National Butterfly Center
is honored to host the 18th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival
. Our goal is to provide attendees a fulfilling and rewarding experience. From November 2 - 5, 2013, attendees will spend 3 days exploring renowned public lands and private properties with world-class trip leaders and expert guides. The Festival is taking place during prime butterfly season, when you may reasonably expect to see 60 or more species in a day.
Three Events in One Week
It's official! Two other great events are scheduled to occur in the days following the Texas Butterfly Festival: The 20th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival
and the Focus on Diversity Conference.
Plan to visit for one, two or all three special events!