Live Butterfly Exhibit at the Pasco County Fair

Pasco County Master Gardeners Present ‘Butterflies and Blooms

The UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners will be hosting a live, daily butterfly exhibit at the Pasco County Fair February 20 through February 26, 2017 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds.

“Interactive butterfly exhibits, like the one Pasco Master Gardeners produce for the Pasco County Fair, enable children and adults to get an up-close look at the lives of these important pollinators,” said County Extension Director Dr. Whitney Elmore.  “Attracting wildlife to your lawn and garden can be as simple as the addition of a few plants that attract butterflies.  Butterflies are not only important ecologically; they are fun to watch and easy to attract.”

Come interact with dozens of butterflies as they flutter around pollinator and host plants.  This unique Master Gardeners ‘Butterflies and Blooms’ exhibit will be at the top of the hill behind Higgins Hall on the Pasco County Fairgrounds.  The exhibit will be open:

  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, February 20 through Friday, February 24
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, February 25
  • 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, February 26

The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service assists Pasco County residents by developing and delivering practical, educational programs in environmental horticulture; sustainable agriculture; 4‑H and youth development; and family and consumer sciences.  For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit our website: http://bit.ly/2iB6040 or call us at 352.518.0156.