DATE: February 4, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Two Coconut Creek attractions, Fern Forest Nature Center and world-famous Butterfly World at Tradewinds Park, join forces to present the Butterflies, Birds, and Bugs Nature Lecture Series, for all ages, in Fern Forest’s Royal Fern Hall. The programs run from noon to 2 p.m. and include a question-and-answer session following each lecture.
The first installment covers general information on butterflies and their value to humans. Topics highlighted will include anatomy and life cycle, reproduction and survival, and preservation. Butterfly World’s Jessica Morgan is the presenter.
The second lecture, by Adam Bowring (also of Butterfly World), focuses on the birds found at the attraction, including macaws, lorikeets, hummingbirds, and ground-feeding birds such as the button quail. The third and final lecture, also by Bowring, covers scorpions, whip scorpions, spiders (including tarantulas), millipedes, Vietnamese centipedes, praying mantises, and cockroaches.
WHERE: Fern Forest Nature Center
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek, FL 33063
WHEN: Sundays, February 16, February 23, March 2
WHO: For all ages.
HOW: Admission is free, although donations are welcome and encouraged.
For further information, call the park at 954-357-5198. Fern Forest is accessible via Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42.
Recreation. Preservation. Education.
Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit Broward.org/Parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.