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A rite of spring

Photo by Adam Rodriguez courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden

Photo by Adam Rodriguez courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden

There can be no better way to indulge one’s fervor for the season than to visit the  Spring Butterfly Exhibit at the Marshall Pavilion of the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG), now in its 11th year. The fully-enclosed, 36 by 80 feet garden habitat enables the viewer to experience a virtual lepidopteran kaleidoscope. As ever, DBG volunteers (the “flight crew”) will be on hand to help visitors identify butterfly species and the plants that sustain them. The Discovery Station allows even closer inspection of these marvels of the insect world.

The exhibit opens on March 2 and continues to May 12

Location: 1202 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 85008

Hours: 9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. daily

Cost: $3.50 with paid DBG admission: adults, $18; seniors (60+), $15; students (13-18), $10; children (3-12), $8; children under 3 and members, free

Info: 480-941-1225 or visit dbg.org

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This Article appears on the March 2013 issue of LPM under Vibe

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