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June 2024 Butterfly Walk

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Butterfly Walks are Back!

Merritt Island Wildlife Association (MIWA) and Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program invite you to our Spring Series of Butterfly Walks (Photo Credit Ed Perry)
Flutter with excitement! Join us for a fascinating exploration of the butterfly life cycle and the importance of native plants. Our program will start with a short education session to learn butterfly basics including differences between skippers, swallowtail and whites/yellows. The education session will include photographs of butterflies commonly seen in our area along with some tips on how to enjoy butterfly watching. Following the presentation, we will visit the native plant gardens to look for butterflies and their host plants. No prior knowledge or skill is required. All ages welcome. We will have the following resources available to use while exploring in the gardens: butterfly checklists, field guides to reference for identifications, and folding guides with butterfly images. Our Gift Shops will have butterfly resources available for sale if you want to take a book or guide home to practice.

Home school groups – Meetup limits registration online to 5 guests. Please note in the event comments the total number of students and parents that will be attending if there will be more than 6 in your group.

Sams House at Pine Island , 6195 N Tropical Trail · Merritt Island, FL.  Meet near the Pioneer House (log cabin)

About our instructor (Ed Perry):

Ed Perry recently retired as a 32-year Park Ranger at Sebastian Inlet State Park. He enjoys fishing, butterfly gardening, growing & grafting tropical fruit trees, beachcombing (for sea-beans!), tropical fish aquaria, wildlife photography, and sharing life with his twenty-four-year-old daughter Gayle (single father). Ed is a 56 year-old Florida native that graduated from the University of Florida in 1988. In his retired life he became interested in being involved in butterfly counts and protecting tracts of native, wild lands within our beautiful state of Florida.


June 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Sams House, Pine Island
6195 N. Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL 32953 United States
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