Silent auction in conjunction with Butcher exhibit
As part of the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s 75th anniversary Clyde Butcher Photographic Exhibition, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge is accepting silent auction bids through Dec. 20 for a two-night stay at the Everglades Swamp Cottage, behind Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee. Enjoy the Everglades wilderness in the comfort of a two-bedroom two-bath cottage surrounded by 13 acres of cypress swamp habitat. A signed welcome note from the photographer accompanies the prize. Bid at the exhibition site or call 239-472-1100 ext. 4. Butcher’s American Everglades Collection is on exhibit daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the refuge’s Visitor & Education Center through Feb. 5.