The North American Butterfly Association’s Broward County Butterfly Chapter invites you to our monthly meeting ‘Photo Night’ with Bonnie O’Leary on Tuesday March 14, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Members & Friends share their best photos of butterflies, eggs, caterpillars or chrysalis. We’ll also have an auction of native larval and nectar plants and refreshments.
Meeting starts: 7pm, social hour: 6:30pm at the Broward County Extension Office, 3245 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314.
For further info visit our website: www.browardbutterflies.org or email BCBCmail@gmail.com
The North American Butterfly Association’s Georgia-Piedmont Chapter invites you to join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Panola Mountain State Park. We look forward to having Scott Anderson share his stories and pictures of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) National Butterfly Center. Ten years ago, NABA broke ground for what has become the largest native plant botanical garden in the US, established to advance our mission of conservation and education. Scott has been there and experienced it first-hand. Join us as he shares his experiences and takes us on a virtual journey to this magical place.
Note: $5 parking fee
For more information about the NABA – Georgia-Piedmont Chapter, please visit http://nabageorgia.weebly.com
The North American Butterfly Association’s New Jersey Butterfly Club invites you to our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30pm. Past president Joe Burgiel will present “2016 Year in Review,” a look back at the many programs, field trips, and events that members enjoyed last year. The meeting will be held at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Haggerty Education Center, 53 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960. All are welcome!
For more information about the NABA – New Jersey Butterfly Club, please visit http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/index.html
Montezuma Bluffs Field Trip – Sunday, March 5, 2017
The NABA-Hairstreak chapter will be exploring the Bluffs and looking for the target species, the Falcate Orangetip. Other species that will be on the target species list will include Mourning Cloak and Eastern Comma.
To carpool, meet at 7:00 a.m. SHARP at the Village Square Blvd shopping area, at the eastern end near Newks Restaurant. We will take a short driving break at the home of Hairstreak Chapter members Sonny and Ginger Pinckard, who live just south of Americus, GA. We expect to arrive there around 9:30 AM. It’s just a short 30 to 45-minute drive to Montezuma Bluffs from their house.
If you would rather meet us at Montezuma Bluffs (Montezuma Bluffs Wildlife Management Area, Crooks Landing Road, off GA 49 North, Montezuma, GA 31063) we expect to muster and start the Field Trip from there at 10:30 a.m. Be at the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Take SR 49, 2.3 miles north from the town of Montezuma to Crooks Landing Road. The entrance will be on your left.
Be sure to bring close-focusing binoculars, water, and a lunch. For more information about Montezuma Bluffs: http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/3224-montezuma-bluffs-wildlife-management-area.
Be sure and check our website (http://www.naba-hairstreak.com/) to check on possible status updates. Look for a notice on the front page.
If you have questions, please contact Brian Lloyd at (850) 212-0058 or email him at Blloyd@Lloyd-usa.com.
“Saving the Monarch: The Important Role of Local Agencies” presented by David Cook, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Scott Davis, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge – Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The Monarch butterfly is a beautiful and iconic insect that has captured the interest and wonder of individuals from school-age children to university researchers with its annual fall migration from southern Canada to central Mexico. St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) south of Tallahassee is the only site in the southeastern U.S. that is listed as part of the protected area network in the North American Monarch Conservation Plan.
As its first official event in 2017, the Hairstreak Chapter will have two local Monarch experts present the program. David Cook, the Invertebrate Conservation Coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FL FWC), has been coordinating the Monarch tagging program at St. Marks NWR for many years and will discuss general Monarch biology, findings from the nationwide Monarch tagging program as well as from St. Marks NWR specifically, and current FL FWC conservation efforts on Monarchs. Scott Davis started the Monarch-Milkweed Initiative at St. Marks NWR (“Milkweed Tuesday”) and will discuss our area’s native milkweeds that Monarchs depend upon during their northward migration, the food and shelter plants that Monarchs depend upon during their southward migration, the current causes of milkweed decline and what is being done to reverse the decline, and what each of us can do in our yards to help Monarchs.
The location for this program will be Conference Room A in the Leroy Collins Public Library, 200 W. Park Ave. in Tallahassee. There is a social half-hour beginning at 2:00 p.m. Remember that parking at the library lot is NOT free after one hour.
For more information about the NABA-Hairstreak chapter, please visit http://www.naba-hairstreak.com/
There will be a meeting on December 11th at 2:00 PM at the home of Dean and Sally Jue (3455 Dorchester Ct., Tallahassee) to plan our chapter’s 2017 programs, activities, and events. If you have suggestions for the 2017 calendar, please pass the information along to any of our chapter officers. Their e-mail addresses are on our chapter website at http://www.naba-hairstreak.com/contact.html. If you want to attend the meeting, please e-mail Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can accommodate you.
Tuesday, October 11th is the monthly chapter meeting for Florida-Broward County, featuring speaker Paddy Cunningham, Landscaping for Butterflies and Birds. It’s held at the UF-IFAS Broward County Extension Education Conference Room, 3245 College Ave., Davie, FL 33314 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.