The Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden

University dedicates butterfly garden for Bettye Myers

The “butterfly effect” was in full bloom Thursday (Aug. 18), as the Texas Woman’s University campus, Board of Regents, Denton city and county officials and other community members gathered to dedicate TWU’s new butterfly garden in honor of Professor Emerita Bettye Myers.


Denton Record-Chronicle column by Professor Jeff Robb

Professor Jeff Robb writes in the Denton Record-Chronicle that the butterfly garden is a teaching tool that will benefit Texas and help sustain and improve our environment.


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. Read More >>

Support the Project

Cone flower, a favorite butterfly flower
Cone flower, a favorite butterfly flower (Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0,

We need your help to make this project happen. Those who Make a Donation will be recognized on the website. Please select "Other" from the Designation drop-down menu then type "butterfly garden."

Supporter levels

  • 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.

Page last updated 3:15 PM, April 6, 2017