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Members' Lecture: The Secret Lives of Miami’s Rare Native Ferns
Members' Lecture: The Secret Lives of Miami’s Rare Native Ferns

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When: Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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.

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