July 28, Butterfly Walk, 11 am – 12 pm
This summer, explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more!
Guided Butterfly Walks are offered on Saturday, June 23, July 28, August 25 & September 22, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Free with Estate admission: $12 for adults & $7 for children (ages 4-14).
Free for Deering Estate Foundation Members. Members must RSVP on Eventbrite and show membership card upon event entrance at Main Gate.
Other butterfly programs include:
NABA Butterfly Count
Be a Citizen Scientist! 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. The Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association will do the Coral Gables NABA Butterfly Count on June 23, 2018 which will cover the Deering Estate, Fairchild, Kampong, Bill Baggs State Park and Virginia Key.
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 28 & Saturday, September 22, 2018.
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.