We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The National Butterfly Center is the pilot project of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), a nonprofit organization committed to environmental conservation and education. It is located in Mission, Texas, because the Rio Grande Valley is...more
All reviews the rio grande valley birding festival the main attraction gift shop take pictures all ages butterflies migration sightings nature feeding enthusiasts orioles habitat visitors volunteers knowledge
This natural attraction was of the most educated field trip. The group of kids that we took were amazed by the beauty of the colorful birds and butterflies. This center truly offered exactly what we expected and much more
Went on an overcast day so no butterflies were around (I sort of expected this) but I found the visit worthwhile anyways. We arrived as they were feeding the birds so we decided to check it out. We ended up spending the majority of the...More
We happened to visit on Thanksgiving Day, and the center was officially closed except to members and volunteers, but the gate was open so we visited. We encountered two volunteers and they gave us a great education in all things butterfly. We saw and photographed...More
I love this place because of the different animals you can find here. It is never the same. It's usually quiet here, you can go for a walk, take pictures, donate food for the animals (bananas, bird seed, apples, oranges),watch them eat, meet other bird...More
The actual center was closed but we walked through the back area and there were so many butterflies floating around the plants. The volunteers were there to speak to us and if we want help they were available. This is not supposed to be pristine...More
If you're a nature lover, this place is not to be missed. An outstanding experience for children of all ages (into their 60s and 70s too). The butterflies you will see here are simply unbelievable. The staff is very warm and welcoming, generous with their...More
My wife and I just returned from our first trip to the Texas Butterfly Festival and had an terrific time. The Festival is 3 days of guided trips to your choice of locations each day. The Butterfly Center itself is a wonderful garden full of...More
Response from Marianna W | Property representative |
Hi, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, they nest 13 - 20 ft in the air. Nesting behavior is different from regular flight, hunting and travel behavior. The Ferruginous pygmy owl is just one example of birds that... More
Hi, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, they nest 13 - 20 ft in the air. Nesting behavior is different from regular flight, hunting and travel behavior. The Ferruginous pygmy owl is just one example of birds that may be negative impacted; the Parauque is another. Anything with wings might conceivably fly as high as it wants, but whether it is likely to or not, based upon biology is another thing...
"Behavior: Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl perches and nest at short heights as low as 1 m above the ground but commonly between 4 and 6 m. Nests are built higher in the canopy during the nesting season until the fledgling stage (Proudfoot and Johnson 2000)."
Reference: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology