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Help the Garden Track Monarchs This Winter

Help the Garden Track Monarchs This Winter

Have you seen monarch butterflies flying around your yard or favorite pollinator habitat? They are back for the winter season and in great numbers this year! Central and southern Arizona has monarchs roughly from October through March — it is too hot in the summer for...

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Meet the Butterflies Arriving to Garden This Fall

Meet the Butterflies Arriving to Garden This Fall

The fall butterfly exhibit, Majestic Mariposas, opens Sept. 23 and is on display through Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.  Learn about some of the Southwestern butterflies you can meet in the exhibit this fall:Monarch butterflies are well known for their...

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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...

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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...

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Chilled Out Butterflies

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...

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Butterfly Search

Butterfly Search

Cactus can take on many shapes and sizes. Some are small some are humongous. Try this fun art activity with children of all ages.

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