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What’s Pollinator Palooza? This October, the Florida Museum is hosting events all about pollinators!

We might not be able to celebrate butterflies, bees and other pollinators in person at our popular ButterflyFest, but we can learn about pollinators and how to support them in our gardens virtually this year.

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Macro Photography Workshop

Join photography experts for a two-day pollinator-themed program, Focus on Pollinators! A Macro Photography Workshop. This special event gives participants the opportunity to learn from Florida Museum educators, photographers and scientists both online and in the field.

This workshop is perfect for nature enthusiasts, beginners or intermediate photographers curious about the world of macro!

You can take just the virtual workshop and learn something new, or you can also sign up for the in-person field experience the next day to put your new skills into practice.

Workshops

Oct. 24, 3-5 p.m. | Virtual Workshop – $60

Oct. 25, 8-9:30 a.m. | Field Experience (OPTIONAL*) – $40

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*Supplies not included. Registration for the Virtual Workshop is required for participation in the Field Experience. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be implemented for the Field Experience workshop.


many insects under a microscopeInvisible Insects: Helping Florida’s Declining Insect Populations

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Take a close look at life on the road – insect life! High-resolution images and real specimens showcase the surprising beauty and diversity of often-unseen insects found along roadsides and powerlines, and in yards and neighborhoods.

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More Pollinator Power!

If you want to take action or continue learning about pollinators, here are more ways to support pollinators across the state and in your own backyard:

logo for Insect Effect campaignThe Insect Effect

The UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute is partnering with Museum scientists to present simple steps everyone can take to protect their native insects.

Join us to #ProtectTheInsects:

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Gardening for Pollinators Online Course

Our butterfly expert, Jaret Daniels has partnered with the UF Entomology & Nematology Department and UF IFAS Extension to offer this easy, self-paced online course. This course intended for beginners and novices to learn about bees and butterflies of Florida, and includes a certificate upon completion.

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Florida Wildflowers & Butterflies Guide

This easy guide offers information about the 50 most common native wildflowers and butterflies in Florida. See if your favorite wildflowers are good candidates for your garden, what kinds of butterflies they attract and how much water and sun they need; or find your favorite butterflies and discover how to attract them.

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