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Celebrate nature despite pandemic

Friday, September 25, 2020 by Tai Moses

We humans may be dealing with a global pandemic amid uncertain political times, but monarch butterflies still migrate and trees still grow upward toward the sunlight. In other words, nature marches onward despite humankind’s upheavals. Those who want to celebrate this wondrous fact in person might feel somewhat thwarted this year, but Austin’s Roots & Wings Festival, a combined celebration of Monarch Appreciation Day and Arbor Day, will still take place, just in a somewhat different format than years past. Festival organizers have brainstormed many creative ways to celebrate pollinators, trees and other living beings “through live virtual programming and hands-on activities you can do from your home, yard or nearby nature.” The festival will take place Oct. 24 to Nov. 7. Check the city’s Nature in the City page for updates on the festival, as well as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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