Panhandle Butterfly House

The Mission of the Panhandle Butterfly House is to increase the public’s awareness of butterflies and their important role in the environment.

Teaching about ButterfliesButterfly Nursery

Jytte teaches students about the butterfly lifecycle …
and they get to see it in action in the Butterfly Nursery.

Objectives

  • To increase awareness of Florida’s biological diversity.
  • To foster a better understanding and increase awareness of our natural world.
  • To stimulate the pursuit and enjoyment of science and natural history education.
  • To inspire students and teachers in all grade levels.
  • To promote environmental stewardship.
  • To foster a better understanding of butterflies and increase awareness of the natural habitat in which butterflies thrive.
  • To assist and support butterfly conservation efforts.
  • To provide family recreation.

 

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When the Navarre Chamber of Commerce created a Nature Walk at Navarre Park, Jack and Fonda Wetherell persuaded the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners to add a butterfly house.

With the help of the Chamber, Santa Rosa Clean Community System, Inc., UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension, Florida Master Gardeners, garden clubs, businesses and community volunteers, the Panhandle Butterfly House became a reality. It first opened on Memorial Day, 1997.

The Mission of the Panhandle Butterfly House is to increase the public’s awareness of butterflies and their important role in the environment.

 


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Come visit us here:
8581 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, Florida    (Highway 98 at the foot of the Navarre Bridge)

Mailing Address:
Panhandle Butterfly House
P. O. Box 5208
Navarre, Florida  32566