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   An Interview with
       Christy Ten Eyck
   Calendar of Events
   Things to Expect & Do
   Confessions of an Egg
   Butterflies at Boyce
   A Landscape Made for
       the Shade
   Healing Through
   Computer Corner
   Papaya: A Tantalizing
       Taste of the Tropics
   Papaya Recipes
   Free Water for Your
   Mystery Plant
   The History of
       Bermuda Grass
   Word Wise
       Stately Sanctuary
       in the Sonoran
   Stir-Frying Ironwood
   Soil Basics
   Garden Smart TIPS
   Worming Your Way to
       Fertile Ground
   Happy Birthday
       Mr. Baker

   Moonlight Promenade
       of Ponds

Master Gardener Journal  

Butterflies at Boyce

If cooler temperatures aren't enough reason to drive north to Boyce Thompson Arboretum during the hot summer months, the butterflies may tempt you. If you stroll the trails at this time of year, you're likely to see recently hatched Queens, Cabbage Whites and Pipevine Swallowtails.

Gardeners wishing to attract these colorful species to their backyards can take home "Desert Butterfly Gardening," a 32-page booklet listing dozens of species of plants and the butterflies that depend upon them for food and habitat. This $2.25 booklet is packed with colorful photos to help you learn to distinguish a Pipevine Swallowtail from a Southern Dogface, as well as landscaping advice and schematics explaining how to plant your yard to attract these colorful visitors. Come see mature varieties of these plants at the Arboretum's beautiful Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden, and bring home a copy of this excellent primer to help start your own collection.

Arboretum admission is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12. For details, call 520-689-2811 or visit their website at

Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated July 28, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
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