The Bioblitz Event
The UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County conducted a “UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz” on September 14, 2023, 2023 from 8:30 AM – 11 AM at the Steven J. Fousek Preserve in St. Lucie County, FL. A team ... READ MORE
Carrollwood Village Park is the most visited park in Hillsborough County with over 1.2 million visitors per year. Now, the park features a newly installed native butterfly garden thanks to the Viva Florida grant from the Florida Wildflower ... READ MORE
We did it! Thank you to the Florida Master Gardener Program Volunteers, Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and Hillsborough County Park staff who came out on June 28th to plant 60 native plants of 20 different species. Our ... READ MORE
Pollinators are of extreme importance to our Florida Flatwoods ecosystem. They are responsible for transferring genes of plants from one flower to another increasing fruit set in wild and domesticated species. By doing so, these organisms ... READ MORE
Watch our webinar recording of Butterfly Gardening in Central Florida here.
The key to attracting butterflies to your yard is to plant species that butterflies can use for food and shelter. Larval host plants are specific to butterfly species; ... READ MORE
If you interested in attracting butterflies to your yard, then this class is for you! Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday March 9th from 10 to 11:30am to learn what to plant when to get your butterfly garden started. This ... READ MORE
Welcome to our last butterfly blog of the year. This month I want to summarize all the things we have talked about in the last 11 blogs to encourage you to get involved in protecting these delicate creatures.
Butterflies are as essential ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog which this month is dedicated to the famous Monarch butterfly. Despite a long PR campaign to save its habitat, it is now on the endangered list.
The Monarch is one of only three butterflies in the milkweed ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month, focusing on the cabbage white this October.
Butterflies are harmless to other animals and ... READ MORE
Welcome back to our monthly blog in which we discuss a few interesting facts about butterflies in general and a specific type of butterfly each month.
Of the six known butterfly families, this month we will address the last two, the brush ... READ MORE