Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

Bird & Wildlife Weekend at Fairchild

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:30 AM to Sunday, October 28, 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!

Bird & Wildlife Photo Contest
Our annual photo contest is back! And, it has expanded from just birds to all wildlife! Submissions are now being accepted through October 31, 2018 to allow for plenty of time to snap that winning photo! The Bird & Wildlife Weekend is also a great time to capture our wildlife within the Garden! Winners will be announced Monday, November 5 and displayed during our Fall Garden Festival featuring the Ramble, November 9-11, 2018 in the Glasshouse Cafe. For official contest rules and registration, click here. 

Saturday, October 27

8:00 a.m. - Bird Walk, led by Tropical Audubon Society's Brian Rapoza, leaving from the South Gate 
10:15 a.m. - Walking Tour - Native Butterfly Garden, leaving from the Visitor Center
11:00 a.m. - Lecture - Birding in Panama, Brian Rapoza, Author and Tropical Audubon Society, in the Arts Center 
12:00 p.m. - Lecture- Pollinators in the Garden, Dr. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild 
12:00 p.m.  - Critter Walk - hunt through the Garden to find birds, snakes, lizards and other wildlife! Starting from Cycad Circle/pumpkin patch area 
1:00 p.m. -  Lecture -The Reptiles of the Everglades, Dylann Turffs, Education Ranger, Everglades National Park 
2:00 p.m. -  Lecture - Pelican Harbor Seabird Station: Four Decades of Intake Data, Pelican Harbor Volunteers 

Other Activities: 
Conservation Student Scholars
Engage with our student educators to learn about the birds that call Fairchild home. Take a guess at your own wingspan! What bird do you compare to? 

South Florida Butterfly Gardening Discovery Cart 
Learn how to create your own at home! 

Pumpkin Patch & Scarecrow Display - Cycad Circle 
Stroll through our annual scarecrow display and vote for your favorite or play in the pumpkin patch for some fall fun
 

Sunday, October 28

8:00 a.m. - Bird Walk, led by Tropical Audubon Society's Brian Rapoza, leaving from the South Gate 
10:15 a.m. - Walking Tour - Native Butterfly Garden, leaving from the Visitor Center
12:00 p.m.  - Critter Walk - hunt through the Garden to find birds, snakes, lizards and other wildlife! Starting from Cycad Circle/pumpkin patch area 
12:00 p.m. Lecture - Butterflies & Other Pollinators in your Garden, Martin Feather, Fairchild Butterfly Exhibit Manager
1:00 p.m. - Lecture - Keeping Dade County Wild, Lloyd Brown, Wildlife Rescue of Dade County 
2:00 p.m. - Lecture - An Introduction to the American Crocodile in Florida, Mark Parry, Biologist, Everglades National Park 

Other Activities: 
Conservation Student Scholars

Engage with our student educators to learn about the birds that call Fairchild home. Take a guess at your own wingspan! What bird do you compare to? 

South Florida Butterfly Gardening Discovery Cart 
Learn how to create your own at home! 

Pumpkin Patch & Scarecrow Display - Cycad Circle 
Stroll through our annual scarecrow display and vote for your favorite or play in the pumpkin patch for some fall fun! 

Trunk-n-Treat Car Show 
See more than 100 vintage vehicles throughout the Garden. Vote for your favorite and check out which ones are decked out for Halloween.

Admission

  • Fairchild Members: Free
  • Adults: $25
  • Students (with ID): $12
  • Seniors (65 and over): $18
  • Children 6-17: $12
  • Children 5 and under: Free

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