Explore the life of flutterbys at the Panhandle Butterfly House

May 7, 2017

Interpretive kiosks educate the visitor at the Panhandle Butterfly House. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Interpretive kiosks educate the visitor at the Panhandle Butterfly House. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Curious about the magical life of a butterfly? Learn all about these amazing insects as you explore the Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre, Florida. The interactive facility will entertain and educate as you watch the colorful insects in action. Walk along the flowering pathways inside and outside the house, and you will have the opportunity to witness all phases of the butterflies’ life. You will also learn what types of plants are butterfly favorites such as milkweed, blanket flower, fennel, parsley.

Starting in May, the Butterfly House is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend. Tours for groups of 10 or more are available Monday through Wednesday and can be reserve at www.panhandlebutterflyhouse.org.

A white peacock butterfly. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
A white peacock butterfly. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

The Panhandle Butterfly House is located at 8581 Navarre Parkway (U.S. Hwy. 98) in Navarre Park just west of the Navarre Bridge. For more information please contact Mary Derrick at (850) 623-3868 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or via email at maryd@santarosa.fl.gov.

The nonprofit Panhandle Butterfly House is a program of Santa Rosa Clean Community System, Inc., UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service and Florida Master Gardeners. Admission to the Panhandle Butterfly House is free, however, donations are greatly appreciated. Educational items are offered for sale with proceeds going to the Butterfly House.