Wednesday, October 16, 10 a.m.
Yulee Extension Office, 86026 Pages Diary Road
Master Gardener Volunteer Ginny Grupe will teach a Landscape Matters class on attracting butterflies to your landscape by planting and maintaining plants which serve as hosts for the larvae. Ginny will discuss important factors in planning your butterfly garden, including host plants, nectar plants, the different stages in the life cycle of butterflies and more!
The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Extension office at 530-6353.
Kicking off this year’s festivities is the inaugural Dickens Illuminated Procession, set for Thursday, December 12, 5-8 PM. The Illuminated Procession will begin near the Welcome Center (Old Train Depot) on Front Street. From there parade-goers and their lanterns will enjoy a leisurely stroll up Ash Street and into Fernandina’s historic district before turning around down Centre Street back to the waterfront, where they will be greeted by music and merriment. Marchers may carry something that reflects good cheer and holiday spirit—and that shines, glows or twinkles. (No open flames or candles, please. Only battery operated lights and lanterns will be permitted.) A limited number of holiday lanterns will be available for purchase by vendors located near the starting point so we greatly encourage participants to create homemade lanterns. Participation is free and open to all!