Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012
On August 6th, residents from the Miami area community contributed their time to Big Cypress National Preserve for the purpose of improving butterfly habitat.
In partnership with a local organization, Common Ground for Conservation/America Verde, 15 Hispanic volunteers contributed nearly 100 hours of work to the preserve. Families participated in revitalizing the butterfly garden located at Oasis Visitor Center. Work included removing invasive/exotic plants, trimming shrubs, and maintaining interpretive waysides.
The butterfly garden is much-used and welcome sight by not only the many species of butterflies that exist here, but also hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects.
Common Ground for Conservation/America Verde is a non-profit organization that works to raise a higher level of environmental understanding and a better connection between the Hispanic community of South Florida and the natural world that surrounds us.
For more information about Common Ground for Conservation/America Verde, please visit them online at the link below.