Our effort to preserve natural areas in the Plantation yields an abundance of wildlife – some of the most beautiful include extraordinary butterflies. Although present year-round, butterfly fauna on the island peaks in October as migratory species converge for their journey south.
Wonder at Butterfly Season
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Committee offers detailed information on butterflies living in, or passing through our area. Over 120 species breed and live within a 100-mile radius of St. George Island. Some of the butterflies live their entire life cycle just a few miles from where hatched. Others, though, use the island as a stopover for extraordinary migrations, some of more than 3,000 miles.
So grab your binoculars, a camera, and a butterfly checklist and join us on our bike paths and trails. You can also download and print this photo sighting list to have when you’re out looking for butterflies.