Workshop offers tips on building a backyard butterfly garden

Butterfly Wonderland will host a workshop teaching guests how to build a spring butterfly garden on Thursday, March 5.

Learn how to attract butterflies to your backyard during a workshop planned March 5 at Butterfly Wonderland. (Photo by Daniel Martinez)

Learn how to attract butterflies to your backyard during a workshop planned March 5 at Butterfly Wonderland. (Photo by Daniel Martinez)

Butterfly Wonderland’s Director of Education Adriane Grimaldi will teach attendees the elements needed to start attracting butterflies to their yards — elements such as what dirt to use, and what nectar plants to plant.

The class takes place 6-8 p.m. at Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale.

Ms. Grimaldi has built her own butterfly garden that has attracted 30 different species of butterflies and her backyard has been listed as a National Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Butterfly Wonderland is America’s largest Butterfly Pavilion that entertains, educates and enchants visitors of all ages on the wonders of one of Mother Nature’s most beloved creatures.  Butterfly Wonderland includes a conservatory, a 3-D theater, Butterfly Emergence Gallery, a Butterfly Treasures gift shop, Rivers of the Amazon, a stingray touch tank and a café.

Cost is $15 for those with Founder’s Memberships or annual passes and $20 for the general public. Proceeds benefit the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.

To register, contact Adriane Grimaldi at 480-800-3000, Ext. 207.  For more information about the workshop, visit the website at http://www.butterflywonderland.com.

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