Sarasota County Butterfly Club (SCBC)
- All regular programs meet at the Sarasota Garden Club at 1131 Blvd. of the Arts in Sarasota.
- Programs start promptly at 9:30 AM unless otherwise specified. Doors open at 9 AM. Come a little earlier and visit.
- All Field Trips have a $3.00 fee payable at time of field trip. $5.00 for non-members. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, binoculars (optional)
- Events are open to the public unless otherwise stated, with a guest fee of $5 which will be credited toward membership, if you join that day
- For Field Trip Information email and/or check Facebook page for updates regarding weather and possible cancellations
Friday mornings 9 AM – our public garden, the “Catherine and Richard LaBrie Butterfly Garden” needs your help – whatever you can do is appreciated.
NEW – check out our Summer Socials!
July 26, 2018, Thursday, 9:30 AM, Summer Social Breakfast, Der Dutchman
3713 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota. We have really enjoyed these summer events. Enjoy the food and share your summer butterfly tales! Order off the menu with individual checks.
Bring a friend and join us!
RSVP to email@example.com or 860-307-3346
August 23, 2018, Thursday, 9:30 AM, Summer Social Breakfast, Der Dutchman
3713 Bahia Vista St. Sarasota. Order from menu with separate checks. Bring a friend.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-307-3346
Sept 16-19, 2018 Tallahassee NABA 13th Biennial Mtg. To Register: http://www.naba.org/meeting.html
September 27, 2018, 9:30 am, Thursday: Program Meeting: Photo Show from NABA Biennial Meeting presented by Karen Finch, Karen Rosenbeck and Jean Evoy. Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Doors open at 9 am. Members free; guests, $5.
Sept 29, 2018 Field Trip, 9:30 AM, Sweet Bay Nursery 10824 Erie Rd, Parrish; Leaders Jean Evoy with Tom Heitzman
October 15, 2018, 10 AM, Field Trip: Selby Gardens. Leader Barbara Feinberg. Orchid show is also occurring – see both. Entrance fees apply. RSVP by 10/1/18. Meet at Main Entrance – Welcome Center. Contact Barbara by email
October 25, 2018, 4:30 PM, Thursday: Program Meeting: Silver Jubilee Celebration. Help us celebrate our 25 years as a club. Members and Invited Guests only. Members free; guests, $5.
October 27, 2018, 1:30 PM, Featured Speaker Marc Minno. Location is Audubon Nature Center. There will also be a field trip with Marc Minno in the morning.
Nov 29, 2018, 9:30 am, Thursday: Program Meeting: Monarchs. Sally Ellis, Citizen Science with the Monarch Monitoring Program
Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Doors open at 9 am. Members free; guests, $5.
December – Happy Holidays – No meetings
January 9, 2019, 4:30 pm, Wednesday: Program Meeting: First Meeting 2019, Potluck and Super raffle. Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Open to Members and their invited guests only.
Feb 28, 2019, 9:30 am, Thursday –Program Meeting: Roger Hammer Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Doors open at 9 am. Members free; guests, $5. “Southern Florida Butterflies” Roger Hammer is an award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist and photographer. Roger will be doing a custom presentation for our group.
March 23, 2019, 10:00 am, Saturday: Field Trip Felt’s Audubon Preserve. Members $3; guests $5.
March 28, 2019, 9:30 am, Thursday: Program Meeting: Hands-on Plant Propagation and Plant Swap. Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Doors open at 9 am. Members free; guests, $5.
Get your plants ready for the plant swap—bring a plant, get a plant, bring two, get two, etc. —and remember to label them please! Host and nectar plants preferred. This plant exchange is always a hit.
April. 19, 2019, 9-11 am. Field Trip: Curry Creek Park, with Jeff Weber, Environmental Specialist III at Sarasota County Government. Please meet at the EAST entrance to the preserve, located at 1500 Pinebrook Road. We will meet at the trailhead entrance there.
April 25, 2019, 10-2, Members’ Garden Tour. Open only to Butterfly Club members and their guests. Visit member’s gardens in Sarasota as you drive from house to house. Locations are being finalized and a tour map will be sent to members via email.
An optional lunch at a local restaurant may be included after the tour at 2:30.
May 18, 2019, Butterfly Count East. Must register to participate; open to Members and their invited guests only. You do not have to be a butterfly expert to do this— just be able to spot a butterfly and bring it to the attention of your group leader! There will be several counting groups going to Celery Fields and Scherer-Thaxton Preserve. Counts generally run about 2+ hours and all the usual requirements for a field trip apply – except no fee. This is a great opportunity to see and learn about butterflies out in the field!
May 23, 2019, Thursday, 10:30-1:30 Club Program: Annual Meeting & Potluck Luncheon / Raffle. Bring a potluck dish, a guest or two, some $$ for raffle tickets and your smiles and laughter! This is a popular event. Sarasota Garden Club. 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota Open to Members and Invited Guests Only.
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