Backyards of Key West Podcast with Mark Baratto 24: The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory with George Fernandez
In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with the CEO/ Co-Owner George Fernandez. We talk about the more than 60 different species of butterflies and rubbing elbows (more like beaks), with Rhett and Scarlett at the Flamingle (a meeting with 2 local flamingos). George explains how they delight all or your senses with sounds, colors, aromatherapy smells, and of course, wonder!
Learn about how the Conservatory started, and how it was just named one of the best Butterfly Conservatories in the US.
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Walk Among Hundreds of Living Butterflies and Colorful Birds!
Feel your stress fade away as you enter our magical world of butterflies. Relax and be amazed as you stroll through our tropical paradise. Walk through a magical and inviting environment filled with hundreds of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature. During your breathtaking journey, you will experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colorful birds, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for the “flowers of the sky.” Witness a variety of some 50 to 60 butterfly species from around the world, along with over 20 exotic bird species, all under a climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat.
In The Learning Center, explore the butterfly anatomy, physiology, life cycle, feeding and the migratory world of the Monarch. Also, get a rare close-up view of a variety of live caterpillars feeding and developing on their host plants. Browse through our unique Gift Shop offering a wide assortment of butterfly and nature-related items. Wings of Imagination, the Butterfly Gallery, offers original artwork by artist Sam Trophia. The acrylic shadow boxes depict the butterfly’s beauty preserved and suspended in an art form in a spectrum of colors, shapes and sizes – your perfect piece of art from your vacation in Key West
Hours: Conservatory 9am-5pm
Gift Shop & Gallery 9am-5:30pm
Location: 1316 Duval Street Key West, Florida 33040
Email Us: Info@keywestbutterfly.com
Call Us: (305) 296-2988