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
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. Bring a friend and join us! RSVP to 941.360.8869 or email SarasotaButterfly@gmail.com
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 941.360.8869 or email SarasotaButterfly@gmail.com
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, $5.
Sept 29, 2018 Field Trip, Sweet Bay Nursery 10824 Erie Rd, Parrish; Leaders Jean Evoy with Tom Heitzman ($)
October 6, 2018, 9:30 AM, Field Trip: Scherer Thaxton Preserve. Leader Laurel Rhodes (Jean E) ($)
October 26, 2017, 9:30 am, Thursday: Program Meeting: The B&B of Moths: Beauty and Behavior” presented by Karen A. Finch and Jean Evoy. Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Doors open at 9 am. Members free; guests, $5.
November 4, 2017, 9:30 am, Saturday: Field Trip: Celery Fields Nature Center, 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240. Trip leader Karen Finch. Meet at Nature Center parking lot. Members $3; guests $5.
Nov 30, 2017, 9:30 am, Thursday: Program Meeting: Native Butterfly Plants presented by Tom Heitzman owner of Sweetbay Nursery. Butterfly plants may be available for purchase. 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.
February 24-26, 2018. Overnight field trip to Long Key in Davie, FL. Sign up form available. Open to Members and their invited guests only
Feb 22, 2018, 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. "Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Moths - Outdoor Delights in the Woods and Gardens." Roger Hammer is an award-winning professional naturalist, author, botanist and photographer. Roger will be doing a custom presentation for our group - his program will cover attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and moths to your home garden. Knowing where to look for them on hikes in the woods, is as simple as knowing which plants to plant, or where their favorite nectar sources occur in nature. Also, larval host plants for butterflies and moths are not only a key to luring them to gardens but are also clues to where you should look for them on nature hikes.
March 22, 2018, 9:30 am, Thursday: Program Meeting: Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening Open Forum with Plant Swap. Sarasota Garden Club 1131 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota. Doors open at 9 am. Members free; guests, $5. An open forum discussion about butterflies and butterfly gardening will be held. Bring your questions, observations, tips and general thoughts and we’ll discuss it all! 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.
March 31, 2018, 10:00 am, Field Trip: Myakka State Forest, 2000 S. River Rd, Englewood, FL 34295. Trip leader Jean Evoy. Meet at entrance parking lot, or, carpooling, meet at 9:15 am at McDonalds, 3900 Cattlemen (Bee Ridge at Cattleman). Members $3; guests $5.
April 17, 2018 , 9:00 am: Field Trip: Scherer-Thaxton Preserve 13125 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34238. Trip Leader Karen A. Finch. Meet at parking lot. Members $3; guests $5
April 26, 2018, 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 19, 2018, 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 24, 2018, 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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