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). Use the Butterfly Checklist to document what you see. Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: #DeeringButterflies.
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.