Anita Camacho, President and Founder of Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation, Inc, and North American Butterfly Association – Tampa Bay chapter is counting down the days to Earth Day.
She will be having people gather on Saturday, Earth Day to do a fun, learning filled event. They will take part in a butterfly walk to continue their monthly monitoring. They will be on the lookout for all kinds of butterfly species. Camacho is always eager to teach and share her passion with people of all ages. She loves butterflies and gets great joy at sharing her knowledge with others to better understand and appreciate these winged wonders.
Some butterflies that might be seen include:
Zebra Longwing Butterfly
Tiger milkweed butterflies
Giant SwallowtailPeople are invited to gather at Gadsen Park located at 6901 S MacDill Ave in South Tampa. They will meet under the trees North of the softball field at the back of the park. There is ample parking back there. Register at ButterflyTampa.com.
Plan for the outdoors, sun, heat, possible mosquitoes, and possible no-see-ums. Bring plenty of water to drink and a snack if you want.
This will be free for NABA members; non-NABA members fee: $5 (payment required morning of event).
The fun will then switch gears and head to the Little Red Wagon Native Nursery on Henderson BLVD in Tampa. That’s where they will have critter encounters, do butterfly releases at 1 and 3 pm and kids are able to do fun crafts to learn more about the environment. Those events are free to the public.
To learn more go to www.ButterflyTampa.com or please call: (813) 748-7098.