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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...
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...
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...
Planting for Monarchs in Phoenix

Planting for Monarchs in Phoenix

Planting for Monarchs in Phoenix The City of Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego, recently signed a new Proclamation declaring September Planting for Monarchs Month! Phoenix is a recent signatory of the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayor’s Monarch Pledge and has committed...
Activity | Butterflies In the Air

Activity | Butterflies In the Air

Butterflies come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Can you guess the butterfly that travels long distances (migration) from north to south America and back? That’s right, it’s the Monarch butterfly. The monarch butterfly has bright orange wings covered with...

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