Posts by Cathy Downs:

  • Monarch garden grants awarded, March 14, 2017

    The Bring Back the Monarch to Texas project has just awarded 12 grants totaling $4200 to schools and community gardens to build Monarch habitat.

  • Grants offered for Monarch habitat gardens, January 13, 2016

    Small financial awards are available to public sites including schools, nature centers, and other organizations for native plants to create  “Monarch Waystations”

  • Hope for the Monarch butterfly?, November 21, 2015

    Monarch habitat is still decreasing despite the attention it is getting in the media. Fortunately there are things you can do to help the effort to save the species.

  • Grants support Monarch gardens for third year, January 14, 2015

    Small grants will be awarded to qualifying applicants to build Monarch Waystations or demonstration gardens containing native Texas milkweed and nectar plants.

  • Video: What’s the BUZZ about native plants?, October 10, 2014

    Tom Spencer of KLRU interviews Cathy Downs of the Native Plant Society about Monarchs, milkweed and the importance of native plants

  • Milkweed seeds and propagation, June 19, 2014

    Since writing about collecting milkweed seed, I have received many requests for a follow up article on cleaning, storing and propagating the seeds.

  • How to collect milkweed seeds, June 11, 2014

    Collecting and distributing milkweed seeds responsibly insures a healthy milkweed habitat population

  • Let’s bring the Monarchs back to Texas!, December 13, 2012

    Did you see the Monarchs migrating north this spring? How about watching Monarchs returning through Texas this fall? Then perhaps you noticed that the numbers of migrating Monarchs were more diminished than in years past.