The Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden
About the Project
TWU has approved a native plant butterfly garden project for the Denton campus that will attract and sustain monarchs and many other butterflies, bees, and birds. The butterfly garden is being supported financially by a generous grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (grant number: 83677401), funding from the university, and private donations. Read More >>
Watch: A Swallowtail caterpillar explores our Texas Prairie Parsley plant
Butterfly Garden Slideshow
Support the Project
We need your help to make this project happen. Those who Make a Donation to the Pollinator Garden Fund will be recognized on the website.
- Platinum Wing Supporter - Give at least $1000.
- Gold Wing Supporter - Give at least $500.
- Silver Wing Supporter - Give at least $250.
- Bronze Wing Supporter - Give at least $50.
We need interested students to assist our faculty and staff in planting the gardens and maintaining them after they are established. Read More >>
Need more information?
For more information on fundraising efforts, please contact the Office of University Advancement.
The TWU Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden has received the May Business Yard of the Month award from Keep Denton Beautiful. Designated as a Monarch Waystation, the butterfly garden boasts a lovely variety of flowers, including coneflowers (bachelor buttons), poppies, evening primrose, larkspur, phlox, gerbera daisy, and cornflowers. Find Phase II of this garden by the Little Chapel in-the-Woods and enjoy the Carroll Abbott Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a section of the garden dedicated to the memory of Carroll Abbott.
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