Where Science Takes Flight ..... In the words from the center.... Come face-to-face with exotic, vibrant butterflies fluttering atop a lush tropical canvas of foliage and flowers as you experience the Butterfly Rainforest, the Florida Museum of Natural History's newest permanent exhibit. The screened vivarium houses subtropical and tropical plants and trees to support 55 to 65 different species and hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Guests can stroll through the Butterfly Rainforest on a winding path and relax to the sounds of cascading waterfalls year-round. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies/
Monarch and Queens nectaring on Scarlet Milkweed
Gulf Fritillary nectaring on Purple Coneflower
Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on Blue Salvia
Sulphur nectaring on a Blue Salvia
Fill your garden with butterfly attracting Florida Friendly perennials available at your local Florida Home Depot. These photos are from my garden south of Tampa. "If you build it they will come."