Wednesday, November 7

Half-Day Butterfly Gardening Symposium (Kilgore Room 2nd Floor)

12:00 Noon Lunch (included in registration cost)

12:30 P.M. Creating a South Florida Butterfly Garden Sue and Walter Wallenstein

1:05 P.M. Attracting Florida’s Longwing Butterflies Jessica McAtee

1:40 P.M. Florida’s Black Swallowtails—Attracting Them to Your Garden Suzanne Tilton

2:20 P.M. Propagating Tropical Milkweed to Raise More Monarchs Kathy Marshburn

2:55 P.M. Attracting and Raising Florida’s Large Sulphurs David Fine

3:30 P.M. Finding and Raising Florida Viceroys and Red Spotted Purples Todd Stout

6:00 – 9:00 P.M. Registration and Reception with pasta bar (7:00 to 8:00 P.M.)

Thursday, November 8

Trip to McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity

Hot breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)

7:30 A.M. Meet in hotel lobby to board bus for Gainesville

10:30 A.M. Arrive and tour collections area, exhibit gallery by Dr. Andrew D. Warren—

Collections Manager and Andrei Sourakov

(Lunch—included with registration)

Afternoon Presentation: Topics in Butterfly Breeding Dr. Jaret Daniels, UF Associate Professor, Lepidoptera Research, Insect Conservation

3:00 P.M. Board bus to return to Tampa

6:00 P.M. Dinner with group (not covered in registration cost)

Friday, November 9

Butterfly Farm Tours

Hot breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)

8:30 A.M. Meet in hotel lobby for carpools

9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Metamorphosis Butterfly Farm Tour

1:00 P.M. Lunch (included in registration costs)

3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Butterfly Dan’s Butterfly Farm Tour

8:30 P.M. Return to hotel

Saturday, November 10

Presentations, Butterfly Farm Tour, Hands-on demonstrations, Dinner

Hot breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)

9:00 A.M. Digital Collection of Butterflies from Around the World Bill Berthet

9:30 A.M. USDA APHIS Update Wayne Wehling

10:30 A.M. Meet in lobby for carpools

11:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Flutterby Gardens Butterfly Farm Tour

6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Reception at hotel

7:00 P.M. Dinner, Auction, and presentation from Dr. Chip Taylor “Monarchs: Status and Tagging Results”

Sunday, November 11

Fishing Trip

Hot breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)

12:00 P.M. Meet in lobby Tampa Bay fishing trip (for those who paid for fishing) OR meet with non-fishing members of the group for a tour of the local area

6:00 P.M. Meet for dinner (restaurant to be announced)

Monday, November 12

Day on Anna Maria Island and Robinson Nature Preserve

Hot breakfast (complimentary for hotel guests)

9:00 A.M. Meet in lobby to carpool for destination


Bookings are closed for this event.