Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

Featuring Tropical Flowering Tree Society Show & Sale and Mother's Day Brunch

When: Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:30 AM to Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:30 PM

Explore Fairchild and the wildlife that calls the garden home! Take a bird walk, sit in on informative lectures about birds, bees, butterflies and our aquatic life!

Adventure through the Garden on a nature hunt, fun for the whole family! What’s the prize at the end of the nature hunt? Join us to find out!

View the weekend's program.

The weekend also features the Tropical Flowering Tree Show & Sale and offers a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday!

Sunday is Mother's Day!
Bring Mom for Mother’s Day Brunch, explore the Bird & Wildlife activities, then shop the Tropical Flowering Tree Show & Sale! Make it a Mother’s Day Weekend she’ll remember.
Spoil all the moms, grandmothers, aunts or special woman in your life with a delicious brunch by Le Basque! Brunch includes Garden admission so you can stay all day - enjoy an afternoon tram tour or walking tour, stroll through the Wings of the Tropics or just hang out in your favorite Garden spot! 

Mother's Day Brunch is Sold Out! We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Mother's Day Brunch is located in the Arts Center. Entrance and parking through the main entrance via the Shop or through the Lowlands entrance. 
The Mother's Day Brunch includes Garden admission for the day.

Daily schedule:

Saturday May 12 – lectures take place in the Arts Center

All day

Tropical Flowering Tree Society Show & Sale in the Palmetum
8:00 a.m.
Bird Walk lead by Brian Rapoza, Tropical Audubon Society. Leaving from theSouth Entrance
10:00 a.m.
"Birding in North Florida," Brian Rapoza, Tropical Audubon Society
10:00 a.m. 
Discover the trees of the Flowering Tree Soceities Show & Sale, lead by Arielle Simon, starting in the Plant Sale Area 
11:00 a.m.
Cavity Nesting Birds & Bird Nest Checkup, Joshua Diamond, Ph.D. candidate, Florida International University
12:00 p.m.
"Bees in South Florida," Dr. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
12:00 p.m. 
Critter Walk with Jemma Peterson, Fairchild - starting from the Cafe 

Hunt through Fairchild to find some of the wildlife that call the garden home - lizards, snakes, birds & more! 
1:00 p.m.
Alligators, Everglades' Original Engineers, Yvette Cana, Education Specialist, Everglades National Park
2:00 p.m.
"Lizards of Fairchild and Beyond", Dr. James Stroud 

Sunday May 13 – lectures take place in the Science Village  

All day
Tropical Flowering Tree Society Show & Sale in the Arboretum
8:00 a.m.
Bird Walk lead by Brian Rapoza, Tropical Audubon Society, leaving from theSouth Entrance
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mother's Day Brunch in the Arts Center.
11:00 a.m.
Keeping Dade County Wild, Lloyd Brown, Director, Wildlife Rescue of Dade County 
12:00 p.m. 
Critter Walk with Jemma Peterson, Fairchild - starting from the Cafe 

Hunt through Fairchild to find some of the wildlife that call the garden home - lizards, snakes, birds & more! 
1:00 p.m.
"Spring Birding on the West Coast of Florida," Brian Rapoza, Tropical Audubon Society
2:00 p.m.
"The American Crocodile in Florida: Ecology, Biology and Management," Mark Parry, Fish & Wildlife Commission 
            

Don't forget, the Bird & Wildlife Weekend takes place during the annual Tropical Flowering Tree Society's Show and Sale in the Palmetum. Shop thousands of flowering trees and plants and get one-on-one tips from local growers and nurseries.

Admission Pricing
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger

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