$30 Non-Member / $24 Member
Join the Garden as we celebrate the 12th annual National Moth Week, exploring the incredible diversity, intriguing biology, and importance of moths. About 10 times more diverse that their butterfly cousins, moths are often dismissed as drab nocturnal pests. That is wrong! While some species are not brightly colored and a small minority of moths do things as caterpillars we wish they wouldn’t do, many moths are stunningly colored and beautifully patterned. Moths are important in most ecosystems as pollinators, herbivores, and food for other animals. We will also introduce the pastime of mothing. Join for a look at these wondrously diverse, beautiful, important animals.
Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies.
Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival). He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.
No refund will be issued less than 15 days prior to any Community Class. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for special events.
We reserve the right to cancel Community Classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.
June 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
June 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
June 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Classes, Culinary Arts
June 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm