Saturday, May 6, 6:30 am – 3:30 pm, $5
Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site
Birds, Butterflies and Native Plants
Tropical Audubon Society President Joe Barros and Miami Blue President Linda Evans will lead this trip to the largest remaining tract of tropical coastal hardwood hammock in the Florida Keys. Joe is bilingual, and Spanish speakers are welcome.
Meet at 6:30 am at the Cracker Barrel restaurant, located at US 1 and Palm Drive in Florida City, adjacent to where the Turnpike Extension ends.
Bring water, insect repellant, $5 for the park entrance fee, and money for lunch at a nearby Key Largo restaurant.
Sunday, May 7, 1 pm
Castellow Hammock Park
22301 SW 162 Avenue
Two scholars will share information about two rare Florida Keys butterflies of special interest to Miami Blue members:
“Monitoring and restoration of the Miami Blue Butterfly in the Lower Florida Keys”
Sarah R. Steele Cabrera
Research Technician, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
“Effects of Disturbance on Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreaks and their Host Plants on Big Pine Key and in Everglades National Park”
PhD student, North Carolina State University
Come, to learn, to socialize, to snack, and to see what’s fluttering in the butterfly garden.
You are invited to add to the refreshment table! Finger foods preferred. Ice, cups, toothpicks, and napkins are provided. Refreshments start about 12:45.