Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Southwestern Deserts

July, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Butterfly Pavilion
Visit the newly opened Butterfly Pavilion at the Rio Grande Botanical Garden in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conservatory exhibits several hundred North American butterflies and thousands of nectar plants.

Call (505) 764-6200 for more information.

Web Finds

Forgotten Pollinators
Forgotten Pollinators is part of the web site for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona. It focuses on the essential role of insects in our survival, with this thought-provoking quote: "One in every three bites of food we eat is made possible by a bee or other pollinator."

The site describes the Forgotten Pollinators Campaign, an effort to spark interest in the importance of pollinators and in keeping their migratory corridors open. It also provides links to pollination, insect, and butterfly gardening sites, such as those of the North American Butterfly Association and the Smithsonian Butterfly Garden.


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"