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Desert Botanical Garden’s Monarch Butterfly Exhibit to educate about species’ decline

The Desert Botanical Garden located in Phoenix, just east of South Scottsdale, is set to host the Mariposa Monorca Monarch Butterfly Exhibit starting Saturday, September 27 through Sunday, November 23.  Monarchs are in decline, and the Desert Botanical Garden’s goal is to educate and inform people about factors that are threatening the butterfly population.

Monarch butterflies lay eggs on milkweed

Monarch butterflies lay eggs on milkweed

The first factor impacting the Monarch population is weather extremes, thought to be caused by global warming.  Too wet or too dry conditions impact their ability to migrate from northern locations to Mexico.
The second factor causing the Monarch’s decline is the slow disappearance of milkweed.  Monarchs only lay eggs on milkweed during their 2,500 mile migration south. (It’s amazing to think that a butterfly can fly 2,500 miles in the first place.)  Herbicides have led to the slow decline of the plant.
While you and your family can enjoy the exhibit anytime between September 27 and November 23, Saturdays between 9:30 and 12:30 are a particularly special time to be there.
The first 25 people who wish to participate on Saturdays will be able to review the exhibit, tag butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion and receive instruction on how to make their own Monarch Waystation to support the rejuvenation of the species.
The Desert Botanical Garden provides many exhibits and classes each year that help visitors understand our local and national eco-system.  We are fortunate to have this great amenity in our area.
Reach out to us for more information on the Scottsdale area.  
Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
[email protected]
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