Our Butterfly tour is best for “beginners” who are curious about how to create a butterfly garden in their own urban yard, or who are tired of constantly mowing and spending money on protecting their grassy lawns, and want to do something that is better for the environment. Our examples are specific to Central Florida Specific. At this time, the tours are only offered on Saturdays unless by special appointment/tour arrangement. They can be booked either by calling us at (407) 205-9992. Public tours are limited to 5 people ($15 each via AirBnB’s “Tour a Kissimmee Butterfly Garden” experience), but we can host up to 10 people on a private tour ($110.00 )
On the garden tour,, you will learn about the host plants that attract each type of butterfly, some things about their life-cycle, and also and the type of things you need to plant and do to keep a butterfly population going in an urban area. We will inspect the plants in the yard for caterpillars, eggs, and chrysalis and you can take photos. Activity is greatest in warmer months of the year in Florida (May - November). You may also see chrysalis in the wild, eggs, or a variety of caterpillars. This is an open-air butterfly garden, not an enclosed garden, so every butterfly you see was born in the wild. NOTE Some times you just won’t find anything in the garden, but you will still learn things!
What Butterflies will you See? Well - we never really know what will show up the day you come to visit. There are many factors - temperature, time of year, wind speed, etc. However, butterflies that we have seen on site in our garden include the following. We also have a lot of native bees, bumble bees, hummingbirds and songbirds :
Hummingbird Moth (Dusk)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Golden Rim)