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Summer Butterfly Walks at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (May 30, 2017)

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.

This summer explore the Deering Estate in search of the Ruddy Daggerwing, Dina Yellow, Atala Butterfly and more! Butterfly Walks are offered on Saturday, June 24, July 22, August 26 and September 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Deering Estate. Butterfly Walks are free with Estate admission: $12 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14).

Other butterfly programs include:

Mayor's Monarch Pledge
In May 2016, Miami-Dade County 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.

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.

FWC Wings Over Florida program
The Wings Over Florida 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.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. Discover More history, art, culture, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate!