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 >>
Butterfly Garden Photo Slideshow
The TWU Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden (Phase 1, located on the south end of the ASSC) has officially been designated Monarch Watch waystation number 22127. Monarch Waystations provide milkweeds, nectar plants, and shelter for monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration. Creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation contributes to monarch conservation and helps to assure the continuation of the monarch migration in North America.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $557,000 in funding for eight student teams as part of Phase II of the People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant program. This includes $74,932 to a team at Texas Woman’s University in Denton for their work to develop sustainable pollinator gardens for habitat, water conservation, and education.
Support the Project
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."
- 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 4:18 PM, October 25, 2018