1:00 pm, March 30th, 2024 - Spring Butterfly Walk
Butterfly expert Linda Cooper will be leading Spring Butterfly Walks at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, March 30, 2024. You can expect to see and learn about Kissimmee Prairie butterflies, as well as their host plants, eggs, caterpillars and chrysalids. Linda and her late husband, Buck, began surveying butterflies at Kissimmee Prairie even before its purchase by the state. Their efforts produced the Preserve's incredible checklist, and put KPPSP on the map for its butterflies. Linda continues to survey, compile official counts for the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), and monitor butterfly populations on large public lands in Florida. She is also an effective advocate for their protection.
The walk is limited to 14 participants. Participants may drive their own vehicles (or carpool at your discretion) and park along the road to the various walk sites. Please bring your own lunch, water, a hat, sun screen and bug repellant.
PLEASE NOTE: Your place will not be reserved without payment. Be sure your transaction is completed when you sign up. Once paid, you will get confirmation emails from the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Registration is first come / first serve.
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm: Check in
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Butterfly Walk
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL (Map). Cost is $29 for Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve members and $39 for non-members. (Become a Friends member by clicking here.) A $4 per vehicle entry fee is also required and must be paid at the gate when you enter the park.
Questions or need help with your registration? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Include your phone number if you would like a call and please be patient, we are all volunteers!)
Fitness Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven ground in the prairie. Your registration implies you agree to this waiver of liability.
Cancellation/refund policy: Cancellations must be made by March 16th, 2024 for a refund.
This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. Friends of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Inc. was formed in 2011 to work for the preservation, protection, interpretation and promotion of and in the best interest of Kissimmee Prairie Preserve. The Friends is a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and relies on membership fees and private donations to pursue activities on behalf of the Preserve.