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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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Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Lilaeopsis Reintroduced into the wild

Desert Botanical Garden works continuously to conserve imperiled native plants that live in the Southwest region. This year, members of the research staff worked with the Nature Conservancy to reintroduce the federally endangered Huachuca water umbel (Lilaeopsis...

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New Cactus Planted at the Garden

New Cactus Planted at the Garden

Happy International Plant Appreciation Day (April 12)! The day is a celebration of all plants and the benefits they provide. It’s also the perfect time to add new ones to your landscape. Visitors might notice a few cactus additions at Desert Botanical Garden. Garden...

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Less Water More Garden

Less Water More Garden

Do you know how much water is used and wasted with residential irrigation systems? 70% of potable (drinking) water is used to water landscapes. 50% of water is wasted caused by inefficiencies in irrigation methods and systems. 100 billion gallons in water can be saved...

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Cactus and Their Genes

Cactus and Their Genes

Cactus and their genes — Desert Botanical Garden hosts international symposium to understand and conserve iconic plant family   Earlier this month, the Garden hosted a first-of-its-kind international symposium focused on “CACTACEAE: PHYLOGENETICS, EVOLUTION AND...

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