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Old Dixie Eco Walk Butterfly and Native Plants ID

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Old Dixie Eco Walk Butterfly and Native Plants ID

Time: March 22, 2014 from 9am to 10:30am
Location: Seaborn Cove
Street: 3501 S. Federal Hwy.
City/Town: "Boynton Beach"
Event Type: nature, walk
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2014

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL --- April 22 from 9:00a.m - 10:30 a.m. Art in Public Places will host an interactive walk at Old Dixie Eco Walk. The public, native plant, butterfly and wildlife organizations are invited to attend to learn about the purpose and function of this public eco art project. Old Dixie Eco Walk is a reforestation project designed to attract and sustain butterflies. It features 62 native plants with identification plaques, butterfly watering holes, sculptural rock resting areas and informational panels. 
The North American Butterfly Association (NABA) local representative will inform the public about the butterfly migration, endangered butterflies and their habitats. Eco Artist, Lucy Keshavarz will share her experience creating this Eco Art project.  Horticultural experts will share their knowledge on the benefits of native plantings and butterfly gardens. City staff will introduce the public to the benefits of the Old Dixie Eco walk reforestation project and its contribution to the City’s future blueway, greenway, trailway project. Free educational brochures are available for all those who attend. 
The Old Dixie Eco Walk is part of the Seabourn Cove community located at 3501 South Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach. Old Dixie Eco Walk can be accessed on the east side of Old Dixie Hwy north of Gulfstream Road. Parking in the Seabourn Cove community can be accessed from Old Dixie Highway.  Follow the event signs. For more information visit www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/projects/dixie_ecowalk.php or contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager, at ColesDobayD@bbfl.us or 561-742-6026.

 

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