A Talk on the Wild Side.
A monarch butterfly. Photo by Laura Perlick/USFWS
|Laura Bush talks about monarchs. Photo by Beth Ullenberg/USFWS|
Former First Lady Laura Bush encouraged all Texans to join her in helping save the monarch by planting native milkweed and nectar-producing plants whether over vast landscapes or in their own backyards. Bush, founder of Texan By Nature, joined forces with the Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, and The National Wildlife Federation on Tuesday at the George W. Bush Institute to bring awareness to the issues facing this iconic species.
“In order for Texas to remain a thriving central flyway for the monarch butterfly, we must join together to conserve and create essential monarch habitat,” said Bush. “Conservation truly begins at home, and with more Texans lending their time, expertise, land and resources, we can ensure that the monarch butterfly – the state insect of Texas – is here to stay.”