GARDENINGBOTANICAL GARDENS. The Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, are open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy summer in the shade at the Botanical Gardens. Visitors are encouraged to bring a breakfast picnic and enjoy the shade of the grapefruit arbor and the huge mesquite trees. The Tropical Exhibit is a great place to see tropical fish and blooming exotic plants; and there is something in bloom all summer long throughout the garden's shady paths. Families can enjoy TBG mornings with a free Children's Discovery Guide, a fun-filled booklet filled with hands-on ways to discover native plants. Regular admission to the gardens is $4, $3 for seniors, and free for members and children under 12. Early-bird admission special between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. is just $1. Call 326-9255 for information.
POLLINATION PRESENTATION. Tucson Botanical Gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Join Mark Willis, University of Arizona insect behaviorist, and Dr. Robert Raguso, pollination ecologist, for Night Blooming Flowers, Hawkmoths, and Origins of Perfumes from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. This multi-media presentation will feature live hawkmoths, fresh examples of moth-pollinated flowers, and vials of scent compounds from different flowers. Cost is $8, $6 for TBG members. Call Meg Quinn at 326-9686, ext. 23, for information.
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