Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
SAN ANTONIO (November 6, 2012)--A monarch butterfly has made the trip from Albany, N.Y., to Texas aboard a commercial plane with help from a New York insect lover.
Passenger Maraleen Manos-Jones on Monday carefully transported the butterfly on a Southwest Airlines flight to San Antonio.
She kept the delicate butterfly in a padded, ice-cooled package before its release at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
Manos-Jones first spotted the female butterfly in late September when it was still mid-metamorphosis at the gardens of her Shokan, Ulster County, home.
Manos-Jones realized that by Oct. 1 it was too cold for the newly emerged monarch to head south on its own to winter in Mexico so she contacted Dallas-based Southwest, which agreed to fly Manos-Jones and the butterfly to San Antonio for free.