Julia Butterfly

in the Desert Botanical Gardens

Butterflies in the Desert Botanical Gardens

This butterfly was one of hundreds seen at the Spring Butterfly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. When you visit the desert in spring, you see not only cacti, but butterflies too.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. The botanical gardens in Phoenix sounds like a fabulous place to visit. Lovely earth orange butterfly. 🙂

  2. Just that shot made the trip to the Gardens worthwhile!

  3. Any relation to Julia Child? It’s lunch time, i guess i’m hungry.

  4. Joanna Young says:

    Wow… what a beautiful shot, thanks

  5. Such a pretty shot, my husband loves taking butterfly pics:)

  6. Beautiful Shot, ya hey dere, neighbor! 🙂

    Elkhorn, WI

  7. Beautiful shot! 🙂

  8. This is a great capture. Love the light and shadow.

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