About Us

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The Broward County Butterfly Chapter (BCBC) of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) is a membership-based not-for-profit organization working to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies. We meet the second Tuesday of every month (except June, July and December).

Starting with our August 16th, 2016 meeting, the new location is UF-IFAS Broward County Extension Education Conference Room

3245 College Avenue, Davie FL 33314 –  954-357-5270

Website: http://www.solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/map/broward_county.shtml

Directions:

Take I-95, Florida Turnpike, or I-75, to I-595. Exit at Davie Road and go South for about half a mile. Turn right at Nova Drive and head west to College Avenue, about half a mile. Make a left turn at the traffic light onto College Avenue and head south ¼ mile to 3245 College Avenue, the yellow building on the right. Park and come in.

If you are coming from University Drive, take Nova Drive going East toward College Avenue (about 1 mile). Make a right turn on College Avenue and follow directions above to the Broward Extension building.

County Map

County Map

Time: 6:30 pm Social Time, refreshments, plant auction preview

7:00 pm Speaker Presentation begins; plant auction follows meeting.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Mission of North American Butterfly Association/NABA is to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies; making butterflies important to a growing number of people and creating a constituency that works to conserve butterflies and their habitats.  NABA achieves its goals through promoting conservation of butterflies and their habitat, education, and providing opportunities for the public to experience butterflies outdoors.  Membership in NABA supports these goals

VISION

The vision of the Broward County Butterfly Chapter is to have a healthy ecosystem for butterflies, and to conserve and improve our habitat for butterfly ecology.  The chapter supports individuals or organizations that wish to create gardens or enhance spaces by planting native nectar plants for our iconic winged creatures.  We will educate the public about Florida’s butterflies at our meetings or events and invite all interested to count butterflies as this identifies trends which protects them from extinction.  Our chapter also envisions young people participating in the role of butterfly conservation.  As part of this initiative, we strive to engage the younger generation to explore the world of insects by observing live exhibits of caterpillars on larval host plants.  We do this because the young are the future decision makers when it comes to preserving the Lepidoptera family in our community.  These activities highlight the importance these beautiful insects play in the biodiversity of Florida.  In addition, we support NABA’s mission to educate and preserve these wildlife creatures for future generations.

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