Tres Rios Bird and Butterfly GardenEdit profile
Since 1850, Arizona has lost all but 4% of its wetlands. The introduction of a butterfly garden at the Tres Rios Wetlands Demonstration Site provided the opportunity to educate as well as provide the public with a sense of immersion within it’s natural environment. The graphics along the path of the man-made rabbit wall around the garden describe the history of development in the region from the creation of the landscape to early native settlements, to contemporary development and today’s effort to bring a healthy environment back to the wetlands. Six free-standing interpretive signs describe the creation of the wetlands as well as the relationship between humans and nature. These signs act as a cerebral counterpoint to the free flowing graphics of the butterfly garden. As visitors arrive in the garden itself, they are completely enclosed in natural elements- even using boulders as seating.
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