Make Fairchild your destination for Thursday evenings! Join us on select Thursday nights from December through May 2014.
Bring your family and friends to enjoy exciting activities including:
- Enriching lectures led by Fairchild experts and special guests on topics ranging from art to conservation to butterflies.
- The Shop at Fairchild will be open during the lectures
Admission is free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and younger. Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
April 17, 2014
- Jennifer Possley – Fairchild Field Biologist
- The Secret Lives of Miami’s Rare Native Ferns
- Miami’s small County preserves are home to 25 threatened and endangered fern species. Many of the wild populations have just a few dozen individuals! A chance event such as a hurricane, pest outbreak, or even just moving a pile of fill could easily wipe out an entire population. Monitoring wild populations and building a representative collection of these ferns in the Garden is paramount. Join Jennifer Possley, a field biologist and member of Fairchild’s “Conservation Team” as she takes you on a virtual tour to some of Miami’s remaining fern grottoes and describes the work Fairchild is doing to preserve the remaining rare ferns.
Admission is free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and younger.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.