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Arizona’s distinctive natural landscape and wildlife are now more accessible than ever at Loews Ventana Canyon, which has recently opened a new butterfly garden and tortoise exhibit.

The resort, recognized as an environmental leader for its design and preservation of its desert surroundings, is the first Arizona resort or hotel to feature certified butterfly and desert tortoise exhibits.

“This is just one way we are embracing nature on our property and giving guests an up-close-and-personal experience with our local flora and fauna,” said Brian Johnson, Managing Director of Loews Ventana Canyon. “In addition to enhancing our beautiful surroundings, these new features offer something that’s unique, educational and fun for visitors to help them connect to Tucson’s wild side.”

Butterfly Garden
Located just steps from resort’s pool, the 1,500-square-foot butterfly garden, certified by the National Butterfly Association as a national butterfly garden and a monarch flyway, features 20 types of plants to attract more nexium 20mg price than 60 species of butterflies. The resort partnered with the Southeast Arizona Butterfly Association to develop the garden and identify plant species such as Mojave milkweed, Arizona foldwing and Arizona milkweed that are most enticing to butterflies.

Tortoise Exhibit
In addition to the garden, two desert tortoises now reside at the resort in a new 800-square-foot tortoise exhibit that was certified by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The exhibit, built by the resort landscaping staff in consultation with the museum and the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is part of the museum’s Tortoise Adoption Program to benefit the welfare of captive and wild tortoises and turtles.
Loews Ventana Canyon

The 398-guestroom Loews Ventana Canyon Resort features two Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses, a kid’s camp, a full-service spa and fitness center and many nearby hiking trails.

Loews Ventana Canyon