Intro to the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail and Wings Over Florida

(Free, no registration required)

Join Whitney Gray, Coordinator of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, for a fun presentation about one of the most exciting birding and wildlife trails in the nation. Learn about how the trail works and all the fun activities you can participate in, like Wings Over Florida

Identifying Butterflies in the Field 

(Free, no registration required)

While butterflies are entertaining and beautiful to watch, correctly identifying them can often be a challenge but it’s not as difficult as it may seem. With a little practice and some basic guidelines, you can quickly learn to peg that unknown butterfly.

Butterfly Hotspots for Wings Over Florida on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

(Free, no registration required)

Take a journey around Florida with Andy Wraithmell from the FWC Office of Public Access & Wildlife Viewing to learn which trail sites are brilliant for watching butterflies and adding to your Wings Over Florida list! This short presentation will feature St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Big Bend Wildlife Management Area and Bahia Honda State Park.

Landscaping for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

(Free, no registration required)

Florida is home to a tremendous array of butterflies and other native pollinators. This diversity enables gardeners to attract and enjoy a wide range of watchable and beneficial wildlife. Come learn about the biology of these fascinating creatures and simple tips to help transform your landscape into a haven for butterflies, hummingbirds and other native pollinators. Specific pollinator-friendly plant species will also be discussed.

ButterflyFest Picture Perfect Photography Workshop

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 | 8-9:30 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 | 8-9:30 a.m.

($25 Museum members/$30 non-members)

Snap the picture of a lifetime using your tripod or other photography equipment not usually permitted inside the Butterfly Rainforest. To ensure the best shots possible, Rainforest staff will be available to help stage photos with newly emerged butterflies. Fee includes admission price to the exhibit. Ages 18 and up.

*Photos taken at the Florida Museum of Natural History, including the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, may not be used commercially. For media or personal use, photos should be credited as having been taken at the Florida Museum of Natural History or the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Pre-registration is required for Picture Perfect workshops

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