Monthly Archive: April 2013

Panhandle Butterfly House Open for the 2013 Season!

Butterfly feeding on nectar plant

The butterflies have arrived! The species on display this week are Monarchs, Common Buckeyes, Julias, White Peacocks, Great Southern Whites, and Painted Ladies. New butterflies arrive weekly which makes the butterfly house a different experience at every visit. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and butterflies and learn about their amazing life cycle and their importance in …

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Gulf Coast Small Farms – Spring Field Day – May 10

UF/IFAS NW District Extension agents and the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center have joined forces to provide relevant hands on training for the Small Farmers of northwest Florida and surrounding areas by developing the Gulf Coast Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises program.  This Spring Field Day will be a sneak peek at what the program will offer …

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Design a Butterfly Garden

Buckeye butterfly feeding on nectar

Butterflies are not only beautiful to look at in your landscape; they serve as important pollinators of your fruiting plants. Attracting them to your garden and incorporating some features to get them to stay and reproduce involves a little planning ahead of time for optimum results. Choose a location that provides some protection from wind. …

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