Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our January 2021 newsletter, we featured an article written by our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, Butterfly Gardening in the Keys.Gulf.frittilary_wild.sage_MLM

"Butterflies are one of the most recognizable insects because so many of us are attracted to their beauty and grace. They belong to the insect family Lepidoptera, which also include moths. They also represent a wide range of cultural significance in native American culture, Christianity, and in Mexican culture where monarch butterflies arrive there during the Day of the Dead celebration during their annual migration. In fact, the oldest known butterfly fossils are around 48 million years old."

To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the January 2021 Newsletter!

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact UF-IFAS Monroe County Extension Services at or (305) 292-4501. 

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