Nature lovers of all ages and expertise levels can help local chapters of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) take their annual census counts at nature centers and wildlife preserves during June & July.
This summer explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala and more! Document what you see by using the Butterfly Count list and share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: #DeeringButterflies.
Guests can also enjoy a guided Butterfly Walk on Saturday, June 24, July 22, August 26 & September 23, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14).
Other butterfly programs include:
Native Butterfly Garden
The Native Butterfly Garden at the Deering Estate was created by Girl Scout Troop 10 as their Silver Award Project. Throughout the year, volunteers from HandsOn Miami help maintain the butterfly garden and remove unwanted exotic plants. Join HandsOn Miami as they work on the Butterfly Garden on Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, September 23.
Mayor’s Monarch Pledge
In early May 2016, Mayor Carlos Gimenez took the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge signifying the commitment of Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade Parks to take specific actions to help the monarch and other pollinators.
FWC Wings Over Florida program
The “Wings Over Florida” butterfly program awards full color certificates at six achievement levels to butterfly watchers who report their life lists to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. This program is a free service to residents and non-residents.