August 26: Learn About Butterflies at Butterfly Wonderland
Butterfly Wonderland, located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale offers Life Cycle of a Butterfly workshop August 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. to educate guests about some of Butterfly Wonderland’s tropical butterflies fluttering around in the magnificent rainforest conservatory.
Hosted by Director of Education Adriane Grimaldi, guests will learn not only about the tropical butterflies, but also about the 334 species of butterflies found in Arizona including snouts, swallowtails, queens, monarchs and more! Guests will also be taught about the life cycle of these incredible insects from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis, and then to butterfly as they go through the transformation process.
The class will also include tips about where to see butterflies in Arizona, suggested books for learning more about butterfly gardening and hands-on butterfly examples. Handouts will be provided.
Grimaldi’s background includes leading butterfly walks with the Boyce Thompson Arboretum as well as building her own butterfly garden that has attracted 31 different species of butterflies. Her backyard garden is listed as a National Wildlife Habitat by National Wildlife Federation. She is also a butterfly photographer and has participated on butterfly safaris to Central Mexico to see the overwintering monarchs.
Cost is $15 for those with founder’s memberships or annual passes, and $20 for the general public.
480-951-2100 ext. 224