Sunday, April 27, 2008

Butterfly House

One of the places I enjoy visiting at least two or three times a year is the Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre. It is located immediately adjacent to the Navarre Beach bridge, on the northwest corner.

If you are interested in creating a butterfly garden in your yard for Monarchs like this...

You can learn how to create a waystation for their migration from Central Mexico to Canada and back each year.

A Julia...I think. Readers, feel free to correct me or confirm.

The Panhandle Butterfly House can provide information from identification of butterflies to lists of host plants for each type of butterfly.

A beautiful red dahlia attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

Volunteers can tell you which type plants attract different butterflies and learn the importance of a "host plant".

Lovely lily pads and a water source for butterflies inside the gazebo.

Red Penta attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

The Butterfly House will be having a fundraiser in connection with the Navarre Fun Fest on May 17 and 18. This will give you a chance to learn more about Florida butterflies and, if you are interested, buy plants to create your own butterfly garden. Just click on the title "Butterfly House" above and a link will take you to their website.

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