Key West Botanical Garden Society

Organizer

Key West Botanical Garden Society
Phone
(305) 296-1504
Email
info@keywest.garden

Other Organizers

Karen Frank-Noll
Phone
305-296-1504
Email
gm@keywest.garden
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Location

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
5210 College Road, Key West, FL, USA
Category

Next Occurrence

Weather

Humid
27 °C
Wind: 17 KPH
Humidity: 1 %
Visibility: 16 KM

Date

Sep 21 2018 - Sep 23 2018

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost

Varies depending on package

Fall Migration Mania

One of the best annual events | Fall Migration Mania.

Join the flock and explore more about the natural wonder of migration by attending one of the events of the Lower Keys Fall Migration Mania Birding & Nature Adventure offered by the Key West Botanical Garden Society and the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine. Sept. 21-23, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary of enjoying the wonders of the annual migration at two iconic bird and butterfly hot spots in the Lower Keys.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. With one exception, all events are held at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, Key West. Parking is available and most areas are accessible to all. The exception: The 7-10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, birding tour at the National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine. Please call (305) 304-9625 for additional information on the Big Pine event and to make Big Pine reservations.

2. Registration reservations are required for all events held in the Garden. Please make reservations here on the website.

3. There is a $10 fee for each of the events. Current Garden members are free; we ask that you also register so we have an accurate headcount.

4. Some tickets will be available at the Garden gate on Saturday morning — but we ask that you register and pay in advance so we can prepare to welcome you.

5. Bring water, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. A hat is always a good idea. And, of course, bring your cameras and binoculars!

Reserve your tickets for Garden events:

Click on the Registration button at the left to make your reservations. You may purchase tickets individually or as a package. If you are bringing a group, you may purchase all tickets at one time.

  • Three-day package. $60 Includes all Garden events. Does not include the Big Pine event.
  • Saturday-only package. $40

 

  • Individual Garden event tickets. $10 per event
  • 1. Friday Early Bird Walk
  • 2. Saturday Birds in the Forest (morning birds)
  • 3. Saturday Butterflies of the Keys
  • 4. Saturday Birds in the Forest (afternoon birds)
  • 5. Saturday Field and telemetry studies of imperiled Keys birds
  • 6. Sunday Early Bird Walk

 

  • MEMBER ONLY REGISTRATION: If you are a current member of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, your membership entitles you to free admission to all events. We do ask that you register so that we can have an accurate head count.

 

Explore the events before you register:

Friday, Sept. 21

National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key, FL: 7 – 10 AM – Birding Tour.  Enjoy a guided tour of the Key Deer Refuge Boardwalk, $10; reservations required.  Meet at Visitor Center (179 Key Deer Blvd in Winn Dixie shopping plaza), bring binoculars if you have them, water, and clothes for the outdoors.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Key West, FL: 8 AM – Early Bird walk – self guided bird ID and watching, $10 Reservations required.

Saturday, Sept. 22 | All events at the Garden

8 AM – Birds in the Forest – Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour through the Tropical Forest with Mark Hedden, Florida Keys Audubon  and spot the 191 species (Ebird.org) that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.  $10; reservations required.  Current KWBGS members free

10 AM – Butterflies of the Keys – Enjoy a guided butterfly ID sighting tour of the Tropical Forest Amy Grimm and Leigh Williams of the North American Butterfly Association and spot the 39 species that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.  $10; reservations required.  Current KWBGS members free

3 PM – Birds in the Forest – Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour through the Tropical Forest with Dr. Mark Whiteside, Florida Keys Audubon and spot the 191 species that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.  $10; reservations required.  Current KWBGS members free

5:30 PM – “Remote tracking as a research tool: Solving migration and hurricane mysteries to advance the conservation of imperiled birds” by Dr. Kenneth D. Meyer, Ph. D., Executive Director, Avian Research and Conservation Institute.  Presentation features field and telemetry studies of imperiled birds of the Florida Keys.  $10; Reservations required. Current KWBGS members free

Sunday, Sept. 23 | In the Garden

8 AM – Early Bird Walk – Enjoy an early bird walk through the Tropical Forest, $10; Reservations required. Enjoy the Garden later in the day, too; just bring your receipt.

 

 

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Three-Day Mania Package (Non-Members) Non-Members

Includes all Garden events. Does not include the Big Pine event.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Three-Day Mania Package (Non-Members) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Three-Day Mania Package (Members ONLY) Free for current Garden members

Includes all Garden events. Does not include the Big Pine event.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Three-Day Mania Package (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Friday Early Bird Walk Non-Members

8 AM – Self-guided bird ID and watching

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Friday Early Bird Walk ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Friday Early Bird Walk (Members ONLY) Free for current Garden members

8 AM – Self-guided bird ID and watching

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Friday Early Bird Walk (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday Morning Birds in the Forest Non-Members

8 AM -- Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour through the Tropical Forest with Mark Hedden, Florida Keys Audubon and spot the 191 species that visit our hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday Morning Birds in the Forest ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday Morning Birds in the Forest (Members ONLY) Free for current Garden members

8 AM - Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour through the Tropical Forest with Mark Hedden, Florida Keys Audubon and spot the 191 species that visit our hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday Morning Birds in the Forest (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday Butterflies of the Keys Non-Members

10 AM - Enjoy a guided butterfly ID sighting tour of the Tropical Forest Amy Grimm and Leigh Williams of the North American Butterfly Association and spot the 39 species that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday Butterflies of the Keys ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday Butterflies of the Keys (Members ONLY) Free for current Garden members

10 AM - Enjoy a guided butterfly ID sighting tour of the Tropical Forest Amy Grimm and Leigh Williams of the North American Butterfly Association and spot the 39 species that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday Butterflies of the Keys (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday Afternoon Birds in the Forest Non-Members

3 PM - Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour through the Tropical Forest with Dr. Mark Whiteside, Florida Keys Audubon and spot the 191 species that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday Afternoon Birds in the Forest ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday Afternoon Birds in the Forest (Members ONLY) Free to current Garden members

3 PM - Enjoy a guided bird ID sighting tour through the Tropical Forest with Dr. Mark Whiteside, Florida Keys Audubon and spot the 191 species that routinely visit these hammocks, wetlands and butterfly gardens.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday Afternoon Birds in the Forest (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday field and telemetry studies Non-Members

5:30 PM - Dr. Kenneth D. Meyer, Ph. D., Executive Director, Avian Research and Conservation Institute. Presentation features field and telemetry studies of imperiled birds of the Florida Keys.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday field and telemetry studies ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday field and telemetry studies (Members ONLY) Free to current Garden members

5:30 PM - Dr. Kenneth D. Meyer, Ph. D., Executive Director, Avian Research and Conservation Institute. Presentation features field and telemetry studies of imperiled birds of the Florida Keys.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday field and telemetry studies (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Sunday Early Bird Walk Non-Members

8 AM - Enjoy an early bird walk through the Tropical Forest. Enjoy the Garden later in the day, too; just bring your receipt.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Sunday Early Bird Walk ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Sunday Early Bird Walk (Members ONLY) Free to current Garden members

8 AM - Enjoy an early bird walk through the Tropical Forest.

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Sunday Early Bird Walk (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday-Only Package Non-Members

8 AM - Includes all Saturday events in the Garden

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday-Only Package ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Saturday-Only Package (Members ONLY) Free to current Garden members

8 AM - Includes all Saturday events in the Garden

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Saturday-Only Package (Members ONLY) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.