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6th Annual Butterfly Days
6th Annual Butterfly Days

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When: Saturday, July 25, 2009 - Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Enjoy Butterfly Days at Fairchild!

  • Explore the colorful and fantastic world of butterflies
  • Learn to identify South Florida’s most beautiful butterflies
  • Find out which plants are best to attract these winged wonders
  • Learn about the Monarch Butterfly from guest lecturer
  • Lincoln Brower, Ph.D.
  • Take a butterfly walk through Fairchild with South
    Florida experts
  • Take home the best butterfly plants to make
    your own butterfly garden
  • Enjoy engaging kids’ activities 

For a printable version of the program, click here.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Garden House
9:45   Welcome, Announcements, Elane Nuehring, Butterflies 101, Becky Smith
10:00  Butterfly Hike, Meet on the Garden House Loggia
11:00  South Florida’s Wild Butterfly Habitats and Food Plants, Roger Hammer
12:00  Lunch Break and Book Signings by Roger Hammer, Rick Cech, Dr. Marc Minno and Dr. Charles Covell
12:45  Robert R. Kelly Annual Lecture I: The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly, Dr. Lincoln Brower
2:30   Moth Life Styles, Dr. Charles Covell
3:45   South Florida’s Imperiled Butterflies, Dennis Olle, Eduardo Dalcedo, Dr. Marc Minno, and Alana Edwards

Corbin A 
10:00  Growing Your South Florida Butterfly Garden, Cindy David
12:00  Butterfly Gardening Q and A, Patty Harris

Kids' Activities, Corbin B
11:30
  Reading of the Hungry Caterpillar, Sandy Lysinger
1:30  Butterfly Poetry, Melissa Contreras
2:30  Butterfly Songs, Laura Schrier-Coe

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Garden House
9:45  Welcome and Butterfly Comments, Elane Nuehring
10:00  The World of Bug and Butterfly Photography, Pedro Lastra
11:30  Butterfly Migration: It’s Not Just for Monarchs, Sandy Koi
12:30  Lunch Break and Book Signings by Roger Hammer, Rick Cech, Dr. Marc Minno and Dr. Charles Covell
1:30  Robert L. Kelley Annual Lecture: Monarchs, Birds and the North American Flora: Evolutionary and Ecological Interactions, Dr. Lincoln Brower
3:00  How Butterflies Work, Rick Cech

Corbin A 
10:00  Growing Your South Florida Butterfly Garden, Cindy David
11:30  Butterfly Gardening Q and A, Linda Evans
12:30  Lawn and Garden weeds you WANT for Butterflies, Steve Woodmansee

Kids' Activities, Corbin B
12:30  Reading of the Hungry Caterpillar, Sandy Lysinger
1:30  Butterfly Poetry, Melissa Contreras
2:30  Butterfly Songs, Laura Schrier-Coe

Saturday and Sunday

Kids' Activiites, Learning Garden
Decorate your own butterfly wings and wear them around the Garden
Make a butterfly magnet
Plant a butterfly plant
Cool off with "Mister" butterfly

Garden House
Biscayne Nature Center
Fairchild Shop
Master Gardeners
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Mexico Tourism Board
Miami Blue Chapter
Miami Dade Natural Areas Management
Native Plant Society

Garden House Loggia
Biscayne National Park
Everglades National Park
South Florida National Parks Trust
 

Admission: Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children 6-17.

Fairchild would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 6th Annual Butterfly Days.

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