St. Lucie UF Extension Hosts Butterflies & Wildflower Bioblitz Sept. 14

St. Lucie UF Extension Hosts Butterflies & Wildflower Bioblitz Sept. 14


Calling all interested Master Gardener Volunteers, Master Naturalists and interested members of the public. The UF/IFAS Extension Office in St. Lucie County needs your help.

Do you want to learn about local butterflies and wildflowers? This might be the perfect opportunity. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County will be conducting a “UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz” on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. This event will be hosted by UF/IFAS Natural Resources Extension Agent Ken Gioeli and Urban Horticulture Extension Agent Kate Rotindo.

During this bioblitz event, participants will use iNaturalist to catalog the butterflies and wildflowers on site. We will venture out on the trails at Steven J. Fousek Preserve to observe and learn about native butterflies and wildflowers in the preserve. Participants will be asked to install the iNaturalist app on their phone before the meeting on Sept. 14 and join the project “UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz.” The Steven J. Fousek Preserve is located at 7793 State Road 613, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34987.

Participants should wear appropriate field attire. Closed-toe shoes, hiking boots, long pants, hat, sunscreen and water are recommended. A personal cellphone is required.

Registration is required. This program registration fee is $5.  For additional information, email Ken Gioeli ktgioeli@ufl.eduor Kate Rotindo

Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, sex, age, disability, religion or national origin. People seeking accommodation can make requests two weeks before the event.

What:                                  UF Extension Butterflies and Wildflowers Bioblitz

Hosts:                                  Ken Gioeli and Kate Rotindo, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

When:                                 Thursday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where:                                Steven J. Fousek Preserve, 7793 State Hwy 613, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 34987

Registration:                       Required

Eventbrite Registration:

Cost:                                    $5

Information:                       Ken

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