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20200311 butterfly how toCelebrate monarch migration season by learning how to create a flourishing butterfly garden. Allen Williams, Landscape Habitat Specialist, will be sharing his expertise in creating butterfly friendly landscapes at Quinta Mazatlán’s Nights at the Mansion speaker series. Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. Williams presents, “Best Butterfly Garden Kit.”

Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from Southwest Texas State University; his land stewardship career spans 20 years. In 2002, after the arrival of a blue mockingbird, he opened his backyard oasis to tourists. Soon after, the first U.S. documented black-headed nightingale-thrush sought refuge in his backyard habitat. He then launched Williams Wildscapes, Inc., a native landscape company specializing in creating diverse native habitats for birds, butterflies and people.


Allan Williams is passionate about creating gardens that connect minds to the wonders of nature. Visit Quinta Mazatlán Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. for his informative presentation on creating butterfly friendly landscapes.

Nights at the Mansion speaker series hosts noteworthy speakers and scholars who present lectures related to the global environment, local cuisine, the arts, and culture. The program takes place Thursday evenings through May. Admission is $3 per person; advanced reservation is not required. Quinta Mazatlán is located at 600 Sunset Drive in McAllen, one block south of La Plaza Mall on 10th Street. For more information, contact Quinta Mazatlán at (956) 681-3370.