National Learn About Butterflies Day

March 14, 2016
by Wendy Young

Good Day Rockwall butterfly enthusiasts!  Today is “National Learn About Butterflies Day.”

Here are the basic facts regarding butterflies.

  • Butterflies taste with their feet.
  • Butterflies are found everywhere in the world except in very cold areas.
  • A butterfly has four stages in its lifecycle.  First it is an egg from which it becomes a caterpillar.  Then it transforms into a chrysalis, and then it finally emerges as a butterfly!

These are exciting times for our City!  Your Parks and Recreation Department is working to plan butterfly gardens in some of our city parks, and they need your help and participation.  In October, Mayor Jim Pruitt signed the Mayor’s Monarch Pledge to take action to help save the Monarch butterfly, committing our city to restore habitats in order to be a welcoming spot for the monarch butterfly.

The Monarch had a tough time last week in their main sanctuary in Mexico with a late winter storm but they survived!  They will be leaving soon and I will be posting updates.  Now is the time to get your garden ready for them.

If you are reading this and would like to help in using a party of your garden as a butterfly habitat this is the place to get your started.  If you have any questions about butterfly gardens or habitats please email Mary Carter at [email protected]  Mary Carter is a butterfly enthusiast and has been a Rockwall resident since 1986.

Blog written by Mary Carter.


Hi! I am a proud Texas native. I probably love working and living here more than anyone you know! I have been working in city government for 17 years and in Rockwall the past 5. I enjoy watching my kids play sports and attending sporting events with my family. My hobbies are fishing, kayaking, shopping, and walks (and sometimes running) in our beautiful parks.