Butterfly Day at the Devonian Gardens

Bruce is planning to attend Butterfly day at the Devonian Gardens on May 26 and was wondering if anyone would like to join me. The gates open at 10:00, so he will meet at 9:45. Hopefully beat the crowd. This is a great event to bring your kids along if you like, as there will be lots for them to do and you can also take lots of photos of them. Those who are interested can check it out at www.devonian.ualberta.ca under events.

Hopefully all the snow will be gone by than, and we can also get some spring shots of the gardens.

The cost for the gardens is $13.00 per adult, youth 13-17 $5.00 and 7-12 years $3.00.

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  • Shelli

    Wow! Great pictures I am now inspired to go! Just beautiful....

    May 28, 2013

  • sharon

    It was quite the challenge but so worth the effort. A wonderful way to spend a day!

    May 27, 2013

  • Mario

    Love the butterflies and the gardens

    May 27, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    It was a great morning to be out. And thank you to the people at the Gardens you are a pleasure to work with.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Kurtis

    Was a great day to be out in the Gardens! Thanks.

    May 26, 2013

  • Shawna

    Thank you Bruce for suggesting this one. It was a great venue and beautiful morning to be at the Garden.

    May 26, 2013

  • Jules

    It was such a wonderful morning to get out. Loved it!

    May 26, 2013

  • Allan S.

    Thanks to whomever created this event. It was a lot of fun and the small discounted rate to get in as part of the group was a nice little touch. I came a bit late so missed most of everyone I think as I skipped the butterflies at first and went straight through the park. I'll post some of my photos as soon as I move them off of my camera.

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Deb D.

    I have an extra entrance coupon for buy one get one free if anyone would like it and split the cost with another person your more than welcome to have it...so that means with 2 getting in on the coupon would only cost you 6 dollars each if the price is 12$ just let me know

    May 24, 2013

    • Deb D.

      yes I am in the afternoon group

      May 24, 2013

    • Deb D.

      Left it at the gate with your name hope you found it

      May 26, 2013

  • Excalibur/Matt

    Not feeling well. Sorry for sucking.outburst the last minute

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will see u there as well around 12:30 on Sunday. :)

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a ride out, but not back. Can someone give me a ride back after?

    May 25, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    As the waiting list diminished substantively, I increased the attendance number to 40 to eliminate the afternoon group

    May 25, 2013

    • Ruth

      I will make the afternoon as well on my own so if someone wants to use Deb's 2/1 ticket with me I will be there around 12:30. Deb maybe leave it at the desk for me &?? if you want to get going!

      May 25, 2013

    • Deb D.

      ok I will leave it there or see you there

      May 25, 2013

  • Ruth

    I will attend on my own in the afternoon as I can't make the morning.

    May 25, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Sorry have deal with my car stuff can't go now :(

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, but not in the morning

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lol U don't even get up that early on a Sunday for my cat! Lol

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too in afternoon. Way to many time changes and attendance

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Lina A.

    Sorry can't make it. Maybe next time. Have fun!

    May 25, 2013

  • Imran H.

    Sorry guys. Something has come up. Won't be able to be there for the event but will just come later in the day by myself. Sorry again.

    May 25, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hi, just got the message for confirmation, was there 2 times for this event?

    May 24, 2013

    • Bruce P.

      Hi Ruth, no problem. I'll tell the gardens on sunday morning your in the afternoon group. See you at 12:45.

      May 24, 2013

    • Deb D.

      oh oh I just saw the email where it says I am on the AM list already made plans for the afternoon...so Bruce please put me on the afternoon thanks

      May 24, 2013

  • Deb D.

    bringing a guest

    May 24, 2013

  • Jo-Ann B.

    As always " life is what happens" when I make plans .. Can't make it

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great, I see, we the Waitisted Ones, come in the afternoon.

    1 · May 24, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    Please note: Because there was so much interest in this event we decided to split into two groups a morning and afternoon. The morning group of 35 (THE RSVP LIST) will meet at 9:45am just outside the gate. While the afternoon group (THE WAITING LIST) will meet at 12:45 just outside the gate. The greenhouse for the butterflies is small so we will be splitting up into smaller groups to go thru the greenhouse. Hopefully this will give everyone enough room to move about the greenhouse to get the shots they want.

    The Devonian Gardens has kindly offered us a 15% discount. All that is required is that you tell them your with shutterbugs and have your names on the list which will be supplied to them (as indicated in the RSVP and WAITING LIST). The discount will also apply to your guest. The only thing the gardens has asked for is that we follow there rules and be respectful of the other visitors..

    May 24, 2013

  • Carmen

    Thank you, and I'll see you at 9:45 A.M. Laurice, I still need to pay you $10 for the membership dues, so hopefully, you'll be there?

    May 24, 2013

  • Deb D.

    oh I see Laurice comment on the meetup...so with the ones dropping out is the morning opening up? sure hope it does not rain to hard...I am good with afternoon tho

    May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance of getting a ride for the morning group? I can meet at any LRT station.

    May 24, 2013

  • Deb D.

    so what time is the afternoon one and when will the list be updated for morning and afternoon?

    May 24, 2013

  • Jay T.

    Morning spot is now free. Enjoy!

    May 24, 2013

  • Amy

    Changed my RSVP so a spot is open. In laws are in town Enjoy!!

    May 24, 2013

  • Mario

    changing to the afternoon group

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry my allergies have been giving me problems.

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you all there

    May 18, 2013

  • Bruce R.

    We'll be in the mountains chasing other pics. Have fun!

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone carpooling to this meet up? I'm in need of a ride.

    May 9, 2013

    • Dorothy

      I am in the 2nd group not the first

      May 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, but I need to be in the morning group.

      May 10, 2013

  • Michael C.

    Thanks Bruce & Laurice. I see that since I was on the waiting list, I'm automatically added to the PM group. I would like to be part of the AM group, so if anyone would like to trade, please let me know.

    May 9, 2013

  • Bruce P.

    I was talking to Laurice the other day and we decided that seeing that there is so much interest in this event. That we would split it into two groups a morning and afternoon. The morning group of 35 will meet at 9:45am just outside the gate. While the afternoon group will meet Laurice and myself at 12:45 just outside the gate. The greenhouse for the butterflies is small so we will be splitting up into smaller groups to go thru the greenhouse. Hopefully this will give everyone enough room to move about the greenhouse to get the shots they want.

    The afternoon group will be made up of the people on the waiting list.

    May 9, 2013

  • Manish C.

    +1 is my 5 year old niece...

    April 21, 2013

  • Laurice B.

    Please note, I believe that the green house with the butterflies is open all summer so if you do not get on the list then you can go out and take photos at the green house and post them in the album. I knew that there would be a big response but I do not want to overrun the location. If there is enough on the list maybe we can make a two meetups the same day, one a few hours later. We will see once it gets closer to the date.

    1 · April 18, 2013

    • Rick W.

      As I indicated below I'll be going at some point later in the year. I'll post a meet-up when I do.

      April 18, 2013

    • Bruce P.

      My wife and I usually go there a few times during the summer as we live near by. It would be great to do another meet up.

      April 18, 2013

  • Amy

    This seems to be one of those meet ups that even though its full, you can still go and I'm sure you'll see the group dispersed in the grounds.

    2 · April 18, 2013

  • Allan S.

    Haha wow this filled fast. I saw the invite earlier when I was at work and it had 2 attendees. Get home to sign up and its full. Oh well join the wait-list. :)

    1 · April 17, 2013

  • Kristina

    will be travelling

    April 17, 2013

  • Imran H.

    May bring my ten years old boy along too. :-)

    April 17, 2013

  • Rick W.

    I so wanted to come to this but I have a mycological society meeting that day. I plan on visiting the Devonian a few times this year, so maybe I'll post them as a meetup and we can go together as a group.

    April 17, 2013

  • David C.

    I think my kid will love it

    April 17, 2013

  • Stella

    My +1 is not a photographer either. We will bring the 2 littles and make a day out of it. Sure sounds like fun!

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My +1 isn't a photographer so she may drop out. Thought I'd give her my point and shoot so she can see how she likes it.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested

    April 17, 2013

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