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We have beautiful parrots in Fairchild!

Friday, February 1, 2008

During recent weeks I have seen large parrots or macaws flying over the arboretum and lowlands of Fairchild. I have seen a pair and sometimes as many as five birds flying and making their very loud squawking noises. Today while I was near the southeast edge of Royal Palm Lake, I heard the unmistakable sounds of the parrots in a royal palm in plot 87. I was fortunate to have my camera and took a few photos. One of the parrots was using its beak to tear off bits of a leaf stem in a Veitchia...

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Botero at Fairchild

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

   SCULPTURE EXHIBITION BY FAMED COLOMBIAN MASTER FERNANDO BOTERO OPENS FEBRUARY 16 AT FAIRCHILDTROPICALBOTANIC GARDEN  Coral Gables, FL, February 16 2008 - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden proudly announces the opening of Botero at Fairchild.  Known for signature pieces that portray rotund figures with exaggerated proportions, sculptures by the famed Latin American Master Fernando Botero are on loan from Gary Nader Fine Art, a Miami gallery specializing in Latin American,...

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My Gardening Joy - What is Yours?

Monday, February 18, 2008

About 15 years ago, I was fortunate to find a piece of property, just under one-half an acre with a small house and very little vegetation.  I had a nearly blank slate to start my own garden on the first property I had ever owned.  I took a while to consider what kind of garden I wanted.  I am a nature lover; birds, butterflies, even squirrels and snakes always delight me with their presence.  So I decided to create natural habitats in my yard to attract wildlife.  That...

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International Orchid Festival

Thursday, February 28, 2008

  Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Presents It's Sixth Annual International Orchid Festival    Coral Gables, FL, February 29, 2008—Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is excited to announce the International Orchid Festival taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 29—March 2, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Festival will feature nearly 30 orchid growers from around the world who will exhibit the plant's magnificent diversity—sure to delight the orchid enthusiast and...

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