Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
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Butterflies in Natural Florida Habitat
Tour the Tom Allen Butterfly House in Cape Coral, Florida, to watch native butterflies as they transform from egg to beautiful butterfly. All four stages of their life cycle can be viewed in the butterfly house. The butterflies are released into the surrounding gardens as soon as eggs are laid, and caterpillars are plentiful. Walk the lush gardens that surround the house to view the colorful and beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. In 2013, the house was expanded to its current size and a new aluminum structure was installed. The butterfly house is open for free tours on Monday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:30 AM. Knowledgeable volunteers are there to talk about our butterflies and help educate anyone who wishes to bring butterflies to their own yard and neighborhood.
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