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 >>

EPA Awards Nearly $75,000 to TWU for Sustainability Education Project

Today, 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.

“These students are applying what they have learned in the classroom to create innovative solutions to environmental challenges,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “These awards support the next generation of scientists and engineers in their commitment to environmental protection, while helping states, tribes, and local communities find solutions to their environmental issues.”

Butterfly Garden Photo Slideshow

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Monarch on Milkweed

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Fall Aster

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Bumblebee on Mealy Blue Sage

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Painted ladies on Mealy Blue Sage

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Milkweed

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Gulf Fritillary on Sage

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Monarch on Milkweed

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Painted Lady on Lantana

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Painted Lady on Milkweed

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Pollinator on Lantana

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Pollinators on Frogfruit

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Gulf Fritillary on Lantana

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Gulf Fritillary on Sage

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Common Checkered Skipper

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Caterpillar on Lantana

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Cloudless Sulphur

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Monarch on Milkweed

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Turk's Cap

Support the Project

Cone flower, a favorite butterfly flower
Cone flower, a favorite butterfly flower, growing in the Phase I area south of the Ann Stuart Science Complex

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Volunteer

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?

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Page last updated 11:22 AM, May 30, 2018