Join the Tampa Bay Butterfly Foundation on a butterfly walk at Picnic Island 9:30-11:30am on Sunday, October 17th. Address is 7404 Picnic Island Boulevard in South Tampa. Meeting place will be between the bathrooms and pavilion #605.
Plan for the outdoors, heat, mosquitoes, no-see-ums, getting feet wet if you don’t wear the right shoes to avoid it. Bring plenty of water to drink. We will start around the southern most part of the park and work our way to the entrance toward the end. So we will park initially and then caravan through as we make our way toward the exit. Species that could be seen include Cloudless sulphur, Orange-barred sulphur, White peacock, Zebra longwing, viceroy, Statira sulphur, Dainty sulphur, Common buckeye, mangrove buckeye, Fiery skipper, Gulf fritillary, Phaon crescent, Cassius blue, Ceraunus blue, Monarch, Common white checkered skipper, Tropical white checkered skipper, and more. This is a new location that may be part of the North American Butterfly Association count circles for Tampa Bay. Come join us to help monitoring populations of butterflies in this beautiful park.