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Spring has arrived in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Brownea capitella in our rainforest Spring at Fairchild means lots of amazing flowers are here for you to enjoy. Some flowers are only fragrant at night. Tonight and every Thursday night in April, there will be special walking tours in the Arboretum to visit flowers which are fragrant during the evening hours to attract insects, mostly moths, which only fly at night. There may be fewer moths than there are of daytime insects, but there are also fewer nighttime flowers, so less competition. ...

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Attracting birds to your yard

Monday, April 13, 2009

A pair of painted buntings visiting my feeder which is hanging in an Alvaradoa amorphoides. I have planted many native trees, shrubs and palms to re-create natural habitats in my own yard. I created a hardwood hammock, palm and grass savannah, and a pineland area all in a less than 1/2 acre size lot. One of the main reasons I planted native species was to attract wildlife. Birds require food, shelter, and water. I am especially pleased with the many birds who visit my yard, especially ...

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200 STUDENTS FROM 33 SOUTH FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOLS SHOWCASE ECO-SCIENCE PROJECTS APRIL 18 AT FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN

Monday, April 13, 2009

200 STUDENTS FROM 33 SOUTH FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOLS SHOWCASE ECO-SCIENCE PROJECTS APRIL 18 AT FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN MIAMI - April 14, 2009 - Caroline Lewis, director of the Fairchild Challenge (FC), the South Florida-based environmental outreach program of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTBG), today announced the "Research Projects Showcase," an eco-science contest for public and private high schools throughout South Florida, will take place from 1:30 p.m. to...

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Earth Day is FREE at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Day is FREE at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Coral Gables, FL, April 16, 2009-Fairchild is offering free admission to all visitors on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22. In support of earth friendly products, The Shop at Fairchild will have a display of sustainable and recycled products for purchase at a 10% discount. This is the perfect opportunity to walk Fairchild's grounds, have a family picnic, admire the monumental sculptures of Fernando Botero,...

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For The Love of Mangos-Philippines, Thailand and Japan, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Curator Noris Ledesma delves once again into the world of the mango with an ambitious agenda of adventures to capture the true spirit of the Asian mango and her people. In the Philippines she will take in the celebration of the mango in Guimaras to capture the 'Carabao' in her full glory. It is then on to Thailand for a photographic tour of the Bangkok floating market, Talad Thai and the orchards of South Thailand - her lens recording the subtle shapes and expressions of the mango and her...

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W.J. Bryan Museums Magnet Elementary School Goes Green With Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Thursday, April 23, 2009

W.J. BRYAN MUSEUMS MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GOES GREEN WITH FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN Coral Gables, FL, April 24, 2009-On Tuesday, April 28th 2009, W.J Bryan Elementary students and staff will join Fairchild's staff as well as other North Miami community organizations and volunteers in an extensive schoolyard planting throughout the school campus. The planting will provide a hands on learning opportunity for students as well as an ongoing learning opportunity in the...

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