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Mound House Happenings shares the latest in ongoing projects, site improvements, scheduled programs and events, plus interesting facts and photos on our unique archaeology, history and ecology.

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October 15, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bocce Courts have been repaired!

We are happy to announce our bocce ball courts at Newton Park have been repaired and are now open!

These free ball courts are open to the public on a first come basis. You bring the equipment and we will provide the playing surface. So come throw some balls and enjoy the beautiful view. Paid parking is available at Newton Park.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Creature Feature #24 - Zebra Longwing

ZEBRA LONGWING (Helliconius charitonius)

Soon, the weather will warm and the gusty winds of winter will dissipate and spring will be upon us here at Mound House. It is then that we find so many of the numerous species of butterflies that make their home here on the Mound.

Our State butterfly, the Zebra Longwing is found throughout Florida and adults may live for several months. The female lays her eggs on the young leaves and tendrils of the purple passion flower, which will provide food for the caterpillars that emerge. They may produce numerous generations each year and these butterflies can be easily distinguished by the yellow bands on their wide black wings. Mound House has a wide variety of flowering “host” plants that provide food for several species of butterflies.