Photos by Cheryl Landes
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy is a glass-enclosed tropical paradise with up to 60 species of free-flying butterflies and 20 species of tropical birds. The conservancy has a Learning Center with displays exploring the anatomy, physiology, life cycle, feeding and migratory habits of monarch butterflies. There’s also glass cases where you can get a close-up view of live caterpillars feeding and developing into beautiful butterflies.
On today’s armchair photo tour, we’re taking a stroll through the climate-controlled gardens to get close-up views of several of the butterflies living here.
The conservatory has a live webcam, where you can watch the birds and butterflies.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy is located at 1316 Duval Street, two blocks north of South Beach.