Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Butterfly House

This weekend is the special re-opening of The Butterfly House in Navarre which coincides with the migration of Monarch butterflies through our area.

I visited this special place yesterday afternoon and delighted to see the air full beautiful butterflies.

The Panhandle Butterfly House is a waystation for the Monarch butterflies on their migration path. While there, you may also view exhibits of the Monarchs in their larva and chrysalis stages.

It is also worth visiting to see the wide variety of flowering plants and trees that attract butterflies, or learn how to create your own butterfly garden.

An example of some of the unusual flowers you can see. Master Gardeners are available to answer your questions this weekend.

One of the beautiful butterflies which flit from bloom to bloom.

Learn more about the amazing story of the Monarch butterfly's migration through the Panhandle each year.

Another colorful vine.

This is the first time I have ever seen a Bottlebrush Tree.

Please take an the opportunity to visit this lovely place in Navarre. Admission is free, but donations are happily accepted.


Anonymous said...

Isn't this a great place. The gardens are so beautiful and once you understand how carefully the plants have been chosen to either provide a nectar or laval host source, you can begin to appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers who plant and maintain the gardens. Not to mention the docents who greet visitors, lead tours and provide education opportunities to children and adults. PBH is a wonderful community resource.

Dave said...

Hey I have a bottlebrush bush just outside my door in Palm Springs that I just planted a few weeks ago. The hummingbirds love it.