Butterfly Professionals’ Convention 2018
November 7th-11th, Tampa, FL
Sponsored by the International Butterfly Breeders Association, IBBA
This years’ convention is packed full of learning opportunities for butterfly farmers and enthusiasts of all levels; beginner to expert. Featuring 3 Butterfly Farm Tours, Presentations, Hands-on Demonstrations, Behind the Scenes at McGuire Center including educational speakers/classes, and learn about our conservation efforts in the monarch butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico. This is a convention that you do not want to miss! We will top the convention off with special guest Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch.
NEW! Coffee and Caterpillars
By: Bonnie McInturf
Help Save Oyamel Fir Trees and Their Monarchs
Illegal logging activities in Mexican butterfly sanctuaries are destroying the Oyamel Fir trees that migrating monarchs need to survive. Habitat loss along the entire monarch butterfly migratory route has decreased size of Mexico’s monarch overwintering sites by at least 84% over the last 20 years.
Info Share-Let’s Talk About Butterflies!
Open discussions in real time about raising/breeding/farming topics and also updates from the board. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 8pm EST. It’s a open conference call with IBBA members. For access to the call, please contact Connie Hodsdon.
Topics will be guided by members on the call. Watch the IBBA Mailing List for further details.
IBBA Continuing Education Program
The IBBA will be providing breeder-specific courses for raising healthy butterflies. Upon completion of a continuing education course, you will be entitled to display the IBBA Continuing Education Seal. Courses are FREE unless stated otherwise.