Phoenix, AZ – Mighty monarchs arrive at Desert Botanical Garden’s fall butterfly exhibit on Sept. 30. Beneficial insects native to the Southwest region, as well as other butterflies join monarchs for this engaging display that invites Garden visitors to explore the insects that care for and protect the desert environment.

From pollinators to predators, insects have incredible powers and play a variety of roles in the desert. “Monarch butterflies are beautiful insects that undergo an incredible migration and are an important part of the desert. They are one of many insects that plants rely on and we are excited to share those with our visitors,” says Dr. Kim Pegram, insect ecologist and exhibit specialist at the Garden.

The exhibit invites visitors of all ages to learn how they, too, can be a Plant Protector – supporting and protecting beneficial insects and pollinators.

WHEN: Garden is open daily and the butterfly exhibit is open Sept. 30 through Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

COST: Butterfly Exhibit is included in general Garden Admission

· Adults $24.95

· Children $12.95 (3-17)

· Garden members and children 3 years and younger are admitted free.

INFO: For more information, call 480.941.1225 or visit http://www.dbg.org.

About Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden is the largest botanical garden in the Southwest featuring 55,000 plants from across the world. The Garden allows visitors to experience the beauty desert like never before. For 78 years, the Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with an emphasis on the Southwestern United States.   back...
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