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Feed a butterfly, plant a tree

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 by Tai Moses

The fifth annual Roots & Wings Festival, Austin’s annual celebration combining Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day, has taken flight (or seed, depending on your metaphor of choice). Over the next two weeks, participants can partake of more than 50 free events and activities, including festivals at area parks and libraries, tree and flower planting events, tree climbing with professional arborists, trail walks, a monarch metamorphosis, and more. According to the news release, “This year’s festival holds extra significance, occurring months after Austin earned its certification as a Bee City USA Affiliate, recognizing our community’s commitment to conserving pollinators.” Emily King, the city’s urban forester, added, “We believe this year’s diverse events schedule offers opportunities for more of Austin neighbors than ever before to access and enjoy the many benefits nature provides.” Check out the full schedule of events.

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