September 2022 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Month: September 2022

How Marigolds became a Symbol for Día de Muertos

How Marigolds became a Symbol for Día de Muertos

Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico. The tradition traces back to more than thousands of years before Spanish settlers arrived. The holiday commemorates deceased loved ones by honoring and remembering them through...
Methuselah A Digital Exhibit

Methuselah A Digital Exhibit

Methuselah refers to the fourth generation of monarch butterflies that complete a transcontinental journey in an annual migratory cycle. This generation has an extended lifespan that allows the species to survive long enough to complete the migration. As part of an...
Desert Refuge: A New Way To Help Monarch Butterflies

Desert Refuge: A New Way To Help Monarch Butterflies

In July, the decline of the migratory monarch butterfly was once again in the spotlight. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classified migratory monarchs as endangered, naming habitat loss and climate change as major factors for their decline. In the...
September EcoQuest: Tracking Tamarisk Beetles

September EcoQuest: Tracking Tamarisk Beetles

Join the September EcoQuest: Tracking Tamarisk Beetles. Join the EcoQuest WHAT TO OBSERVE:Find and map as many tamarisk beetles (larvae too!) (Diorhabda spp.) and tamarisk trees (Tamarix spp.) as possible. Tamarisk beetles, or salt cedar beetles, are small leaf...
Top 10 desert plants for your garden

Top 10 desert plants for your garden

Ask any of the Garden’s horticultural staff what their favorite plant is, and you will not only get a variety of answers, but you’ll come to find out how difficult it is for them to select just one. Luckily, with diverse staff picks you’ll get plenty of options for...

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