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Copyright © Atala Chapter of NABA 2002
Atala HairstreakThe Atala Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) was founded in the summer of 1995. Since that time, we have held twelve NABA 4th of July Butterfly Counts, countless field trips throughout Florida and quarterly meetings featuring various nature-related topics.

Our mission is to educate the public about butterflies through butterfly gardening and conservation in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

For more information about our local chapter, email Teri Jabour-Chapter President or Lana Edwards-Treasurer & Membership

Meetings are held at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. Please check the meeting calendar for dates.

The address is 6301 Summit Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33415. Directions to Pine Jog Environmental Center: http://www.pinejog.fau.edu/ContactUs/directions.aspx

See the count page for Butterflies We See in Palm Beach County ( butterfly count sites and typical/specific butterflies seen)


2016 4th of JULY NABA COUNTS

(See 4th of July Count for exact sites http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/count.html)

  • Central Circle: 06/25/2016
  • North Circle: 06/26/2016
  • South Circle: 06/18/2016
  • Highlands Hammock Circle: 07/16/2016
  • Kissimmee Prairie State Park: Saturday, 07/9/2016
  • Okeechobee/Arnold Butterfly Garden: Sunday, 07/10/2016

The meetings are free and open to the public.

  • May26, 2016   Thursday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: The Program: Palm Beach County Butterflies – Chapter members will share their tips on how to identify our local butterflies that we see in natural areas and our yards. This program will prepare you for the upcoming counts as well as increase your enjoyment of butterfly watching.

  • April 16, 2016   Saturday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Field Trip Florida Atlantic University Preserve Directions: Take I-95 to Glades Rd, head East. Turn left at the 3rd light (West University Dr), which is the main entrance to the FAU campus. Go straight, follow the road until it curves to right and becomes North University Drive. Just after the stadium (you’ll see it on the left), turn left at the light (FAU Blvd). Make the first left (just north of the stadium), then an immediate right into the parking lot. Look to your left – you’ll see the FAU Preserve entrance. It is at the south end of Parking Lot 5. The Preserve borders the west side of Lot 5.

    Tawny Emperor at Port Mayaca

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    Zebra Swallowtail at Juno Dunes Natural Area

    Tawny Emperor up close

    Mounts Botanical Garden Family Fall Festival

    NABA members at Port Mayaca/Rafael Sanchez Trail

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