We are en route to DFW/Denton after a thrilling morning at the Texas Butterfly Festival in Mission. It was sponsored by the Mission Chamber of Commerce and held on the grounds at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. The park is currently closed due to excessive flooding this summer. All but a small portion of the grounds was inundated; the Rio Grande swelled to a massive two miles wide. Park staff are working feverishly to resolve safety issues and repair trails in time for their busy season which begins in a couple of weeks. When the park and the other Valley-area state parks part of the World Birding Center network reopen, make plans to visit. Bentsen-RGV is also home to the newly dedicated National Butterfly Center. Great things are on the horizon! And if you have never visited Mission before, you just might be shocked by the warmth and sincere hospitality of the local residents. We will be back...and soon.
Meetings in the DFW area start Tuesday, Nov. 2nd. Election Day!