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Posted: Friday, March 12, 2004 12:40 pm | Updated: 5:14 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

"Caterpillar sheds his skin to find the butterfly within," sang Donovan, who would love the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.

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For the third year, visitors to the garden can experience the beauty and diversity of North American butterflies, including an observation area that shows the wonder of adult butterflies emerging from their chrysalides.

See hundreds of butterflies, including giant swallowtails, great southern whites, zebra swallowtails, queens, painted ladies and malachites.

In conjunction with the Butterfly Pavilion, the garden has planned a series of interactive workshops to teach how to create a butterfly garden, weave a butterfly basket, create butterfly and caterpillar glove puppets, do butterfly embroidery and more.

Call the garden for a full schedule of events.

Butterfly Pavilion

When: Butterflies released 1 p.m. Saturday; pavilion open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through May 9

Where: Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix

Cost: $1.50 butterfly house entrance fee; garden admission $4 to $9

Information: (480) 941-1225 or www.dbg.org

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