The 19th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival Registration will open March 28, 2014
Now a special production of the National Butterfly Center, this year's event will feature:
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.