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Among the multitude of leaves, we want our guests to look closely, and be surprised by the larvae that quietly take refuge and eating leaves from our host plants. The public will be able to appreciate different types of chrysalis that, transform slowly, day by day, until they open their wings to fly, turned into multi-colored butterflies.
We are making it possible to observe eggs, larvae, chrysalis, “just hatched” butterflies pumping their wings for their first flights, butterflies sunbathing, feeding, laying eggs, or taking flights of love, doing their mating dances.
We want the visiting public to enjoy this extrasensory experience in nature for free.
We grant full accessibility to all visitors, in compliance with the Law on Equal Opportunities for People with Disabilities.
The purpose of this "natural laboratory" goes beyond visual and artistic delight, an excellent educational resource for teachers, parents and all those interested in butterflies. An open-aired classroom to learn in an experiential way about the nature and life cycle of these insects
Our main objective is to promote the planting, and protection of host plants that attract butterflies, in turn providing them with food and shelter, contributing to their biological cycle.
In the information panels, you will find details about butterflies and their main host plants, food and, most importantly, their short but important life cycle.
The pupae are in public view, so you can see the stages of their development.a vivencial sobre la naturaleza y el ciclo de la vida de estos insectos
It is important to note that the butterflies in our garden are native species of South Florida, this in order to avoid the introduction of new species that will unbalance the environment.
When you visit, take the time to read the information and observe every corner, because where you least expect it.
Try your eyes, and come find tiny eggs, larvae devouring leaves or butterflies feeding on fruits or nectar from flowers.
And without a doubt, we must stop in the pupae area, as it is a constant "birth room", where new beings appear daily.
The garden is an ecosystem with physical and biological conditions ideal for the reproduction and survival of butterflies.
The plant population is made up of grasses, shrubs, trees, vines and viboranas. Among them there are host plants, nectar-producing flowers, and a diversity of plants for setting.
Host plants include gray nicker, guaicum sanctum, powderpuff, turkey tangle, corkystem, water hyssop, bahama senna, coontie and senna
The nectar-producing plants include seaside goldenrod, blue porterweed, vervain, firebush, beach creeper, shiny leaved wild cofee, lantana, pentas, sea lavender
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