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
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...
Chilled Out Butterflies
Each week while the Butterfly Pavilion is open, Desert Botanical Garden receives more than 1,000 fluttery critters from butterfly farms in California, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida. Rachel Nelsen, the Garden's exhibit coordinator, manages the butterfly pavilion and is...
Cactus can take on many shapes and sizes. Some are small some are humongous. Try this fun art activity with children of all ages.
Planting for Monarchs in Phoenix
The City of Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego, recently signed a new Proclamation declaring September Planting for Monarchs Month!
Activity | Butterflies In the Air
Monarch butterflies travel to their overwintering sites in Mexico where thousands cluster together, hanging from trees and creating a kaleidoscope of color.