Butterfly House reopens for season May 5

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Staff reports

Photo by Raina Lee White
The Panhandle Butterfly House will celebrate its grand opening for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Special events at the grand opening include:

  • a plant sale with butterfly friendly plants
  • the Pollen Express will teach children about pollination
  • interactive children’s games
  • wildflower exhibit
  • a Monarch Market with many butterfly items for sale

Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners will also be available to answer horticultural questions.

A variety of native butterflies inhabit the inside and outside gardens. All stages of the butterfly life cycle may be observed on nectar and host plants. Come learn about native Florida butterflies and learn to identify them.

The Panhandle Butterfly House is located in Navarre Park on Hwy. 98 at the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge. It will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting May 5.

Prescheduled tours for groups of 10 or more are available Monday through Wednesday. Reserve a tour by emailing pbhtours@gmail.com.

The Panhandle Butterfly House depends on the generosity of its visitors to sustain this incredible educational exhibit. Admission is through donations.

The butterfly house is always looking for volunteers to further their mission. Ask any current volunteer or see panhandlebutterflyhouse.org/get-involved or contact Mary Salinas at (850) 623-3868 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays or via email at maryd@santarosa.fl.gov.