North Santa Rosa

Go Mad Over Monarchs

Go Mad Over Monarchs at the Butterfly Festival

Join the Panhandle Butterfly House in celebrating the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly.  The 5th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival will be held October 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Located at 8581 Navarre Parkway on Highway 98 in Navarre, Florida, the festival offers fun for the entire family.

 Thanks to support from the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council, kids will be invited to assist in the tagging and release of a monarch butterfly.  “The tagging program is a part of a nationwide research program that helps answer questions about the geographic origins of monarchs that reach Mexico, the timing and pace of the migration, mortality during migration, and changes in geographic distribution,” said Theresa Friday, UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Agent.

Kids can also make and take fun butterfly-related crafts and have an opportunity to release a live butterfly.  The entire family will enjoy strolling through the vivarium– a screen structure housing hundreds of butterflies and the plants they love.   The winners of the photo contest will also be announced.

Admission is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated.  Only through the generosity of our visitors are we able to provide the community this wonderful outdoor science lab.

For more information visit our website at or call 850-623-3868.

Posted by on Sep 21 2011. Filed under Events. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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