Shows & Events
Live butterfly exhibits have become extremely popular at botanical gardens, providing opportunities to see not only the adults but caterpillars and pupal stages (when the caterpillar wraps itself in a chrysalis to prepare for metamorphosis). The Butterfly Pavilion at the Albuquerque Biological Park (including zoo, aquarium and botanic garden) is open every weekday through August, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The butterfly exhibit will close September 30. Admission is included with regular garden entry fees: Adults, $7; Children 3 to 12 and seniors, $3. Details on the park are at: http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/.
Clever Gardening Technique
Picking a Ripe Cantaloupe
When cantaloupe are ripe, they will easily detach or "slip" from the stem with a gentle push or pull from the gardener. If you have to apply strength or cut it, the fruit won't be as sweet. Have patience!