Wednesday, November 7th

12:00-5:00 pm Half Day Butterfly Symposium
Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Lunch will be provided
Price: $39 or free for convention attendees

5:30-7:30pm Evening Meet and Greet for convention attendees
Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

Thursday, November 8th

Trip to McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity

8:00am Meet in lobby to board bus
10:30am arrive; Butterfly Rainforest, Exhibit Gallery, and behind the scenes tour of the research lab and collection space
Lunch provided by Panera Bread (lunch included in convention price)
Afternoon presentations by UF faculty and others
5:00pm Board bus for return to hotel. Stop for dinner along the way (price of dinner not included in convention price)
Approximately 8:30pm return to hotel

Friday, November 9th

Butterfly Farm Tours and Hands-on Demonstrations
8:30am Meet in lobby for carpools
9:30-12:30 Metamorphosis Butterfly Farm Tour
1:00 Lunch (price of lunch is included in price of convention)
3:00-7:00pm Butterfly Dan’s Butterfly Farm Tour and dinner (dinner included in price of convention)
8:30pm Return to hotel

Saturday, November 10th

8:30-10:30am Presentations
11:00am Meet in lobby for carpools
Lunch (price of lunch is included in price of convention)
12:30-4:30pm Flutterby Gardens Butterfly Farm Tour
6:00-7:00pm Reception at Embassy Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
7:00-10:30pm Dinner, Auction, and special presentation by Chip Taylor

Sunday, November 11th

Optional Fishing Trip

12:00 noon Meet in lobby for afternoon fishing out of Tampa Bay. Return to shore restaurant that will either cook your catch or you can order off the menu.
Fishing trip $100
(Space for 20 with a waiting list for additional boat if needed)
OR, Optional tour of local area

Monday, November 12th

Optional Day on Anna Maria Island and Robinson Nature Preserve
9:00am Meet in lobby for carpool
A day of nature, beach, shops, galleries, eateries. Ride the free trolley around the island.