River Center Lecture Series – Presentation by Teri Jabour
Join us at the River Center for our monthly lecture series!
Join the River Center in welcoming Teri Jabour, president of the Atala Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association for her presentation entitled “Butterfly Habitats and Gardens.”
This presentation will identify butterflies found in South Florida habitats and how we can support butterfly conservation and diversity in our own back (and front) yards.
South Florida has more than 100 species of butterflies that can be observed in local natural areas as well in our butterfly gardens. Several butterfly species are endemic to South Florida and several in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys are federally listed as endangered. In addition, many species are experiencing declines in their populations all over south Florida. Habitat loss, natural events and human activity are some of the reasons for the serious loss of south Florida butterflies.
This presentaiton will discuss some of these issues and provide specific ideas and activities that can make a difference for protecting south Florida butterflies.Register Here!
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Can’t make it to this event?
Join us at our next lecture on Friday, December 6th!
Teri Jabour has been involved in South Florida’s environmental community for many years as an advocate and educator about sustainability issues and natural resource protection. Teri had first-hand experience growing native plants and restoring natural areas at The Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve. She also worked as a program coordinator at Grassy Waters Preserve and the City of West Palm Beach’s Office of Sustainability. Teri is president of the Atala Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). She is also a long-time member of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Teri’s interest in South Florida’s natural environment overlaps with her second passion: gardens and gardening for wildlife, especially butterflies and other pollinators. She is a Master Gardener with the Palm Beach County Extension Service/University of Florida IFAS and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden. Teri enjoys creating education programs and inspiring others to appreciate our beautiful natural world.