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9th Annual Butterfly Days at Fairchild
9th Annual Butterfly Days at Fairchild

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When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - Sunday, December 9, 2012 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
  • 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  

In Partnership with:

Butterfly Photo Contest

Are you a great photographer? Enter the 2012 Butterfly Days Photo Contest! You can find the rules and regulations and an entry form here.

Saturday, December 8

 Talks and Lectures, Garden House

10:00 a.m.           Welcome, Carl Lewis, FTBG Director

10:30 a.m.           Roger Hammer & Georgia Tasker,
                              Conversation about Nectar Plants for
                              Butterflies (and Hummingbirds) 

11:30 a.m.           From the Tropics to the Conservatory: 
                              El Bosque Nuevo, Mark Deering

1:30 p.m.             Robert L. Kelley Lecture: Doug Tallamy

3:00 p.m.             Caribbean Butterfly Conservation,
                              Martin Feather

Other Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Butterfly Gardening Consultation on the Loggia

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Tours of the Native Butterfly Garden

12:30 p.m.                        Book signing by Doug Tallamy, Roger Hammer,
                                           Marc Minno and Georgia Tasker on the Loggia

All Day Activities

  • Stroll through The Clinton Family Conservatory to see the array of exotic  butterflies
  • Stop by the Kidway and learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, the challenges butterflies face every day and more.
  • Pick up plants to encourage butterfly habitats at home from plant vendors on the Garden House Lawn

 Sunday, December 9

 Talks and Lectures, Garden House

10:00 a.m.        Welcome, Elane Nuehring,
                            President, Miami Blue Chapter-NABA  

10:30 a.m.        Mark Deering

1:00 p.m.          Robert L. Kelley Lecture: Doug Tallamy  

2:30 p.m.          Schaus’ Swallowtail and Miami Blue: Can We Bring
                           Back Species On The Edge Of Extinction – 
                          And Why Bother?, Marc Minno  

3:30 p.m.          Pink-spots Before Your Eyes, Hank Poor  

Other Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Butterfly Gardening Consultation on the Loggia

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Tours of the Native Butterfly Garden

12:00 p.m.                         Book signing by Doug Tallamy, Roger Hammer, Rick Cech,
                                            Marc Minno and Georgia Tasker on the Loggia

All Day Activities 

  • Stroll through The Clinton Family Conservatory to see the array of exotic  butterflies
  • Stop by the Kidway and learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, the challenges butterflies face every day and more.
  • Pick up plants to encourage butterfly habitats at home from plant vendors on the Garden House Lawn

Become a sponsor today!

 

Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. 

Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes! 

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.

 

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