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Travel to Texas This Spring to See Record Numbers of Monarch Butterflies

Texas could see around 300 million monarch butterflies this spring following what Travel + Leisure described as “the biggest wildflower bloom.

So if you were considering a trip to Texas this spring, you have yet another reason to go.Every spring, bluebonnets bloom throughout central Texas, especially in Hill Country, a picturesque region outside of Austin thats also known for its vineyards. According to Southern Living, The region experienced an above average rainfall this winter, which could lead to a megabloom.The megabloom, in turn, is expected to attract a record numbers of butterflies during their migration from Mexico to Canada.Photo by Roberta Guillen on Unsplash“Figures show the highest number of hectares covered since at least 2006,” Craig Wilson, director of the USDA Future Scientists Program and senior research associate in the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Texas AM, told Texas AM Today.

“Monarch numbers are usually measured in hectares, so that means about 15 acres are being used for their breeding grounds in northern Mexico. That’s a really positive sign, especially since their numbers have been down in recent years.According to Wilson, milkweed is essential for monarch butterflies, and luckily its in plentiful supply in central Texas. Hes encouraging Texas residents to plant milkweed in their gardens now.Hoping to see the wildflowers while theyre in bloom? Southern Living reports that the best place to see them is in Big Bend National Park, which is in the western part of the state on the Mexican border.Just dont be one of those tourists behaving badly who caused the closure of Lake Eslinor, California during the poppy superbloom.

 

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San Diego’s Top Weekend Arts Events: Cirque, August Wilson And Ukuleles

This weekend offers an eclectic mix of arts, from a jam with the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to Cirque du Soleil’s street-inspired acrobatics. Plus, there’s a festival dedicated to the playwright August Wilson.Cirque du Soleil’s VoltaTheater, DanceCirque du Soleil returns with Volta, a big-top production that celebrates the culture of street sports.The mesmerizing Cirque acrobatics blend with jump ropes, roller skates, parkour movements and more.Even the costumes are street-inspired; designed by Zaldy, they’re infused with bright colors and bold patterns to complete the visual story. Every show has a message and this one is about embracing our differences in a time when social media isolates us.

Volta is Cirque du Soleils’s 41st original production and it will be performed at the Del Mar Fairgrounds through April.Details: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 4:30 and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sundays.Through April 28. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.Del Mar. $54 to $235; find tickets to Volta.

Intrepid Theatre.A 2019 promotional poster for the August Wilson Festival.August Wilson FestivalTheaterAugust Wilson is considered one of America’s best playwrights, and this weekend there will be a festival to celebrate his words and legacy.Wilson wrote a series of 10 plays, each set in a different decade, exploring the African-American experience in the 20th Century. Intrepid Theatre and the San Diego Central Library present an all-day event featuring student monologues, panel discussions and a staged reading of “Fences.”This festival was created because next year San Diego will participate in the 2020 National August Wilson Monologue Competition.Details: 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

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