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Panhandle Butterfly House - Navarre, Florida

Opening May 3, 2014 to the PUBLIC

Group Tours (of 10 or more) begin April 28th. Contact us to schedule a Group Tour!

Monarch Madness, Friday & Saturday, Oct 3 & 4, 2014!!

Location: 8581 Navarre Parkway, (Hwy. 98) at the foot of the Navarre bridge
Mail Address: P. O. Box 5208, Navarre, FL 32566

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The Panhandle Butterfly House is closed for the season. 

We will reopen to the PUBLIC on May 3, 2014!  For groups of 10 or more you may schedule tours to begin on April 28th.  All tours are scheduled in advance so please contact us for a group tour.

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In order to open successfully we need trained Docents to great our visitors!
Class now forming, please contact us.


Sharing the wonder of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Educating visitors on our native butterfly species and how they contribute to our local agriculture, gardens and beauty. Tending to caterpillars. Sound like fun?

You can do all that and more when you join our volunteer docent team at the Panhandle Butterfly House.

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The first training class is Tuesday, April 15 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and will be held at the Navarre Visitor Center located at 8543 Navarre Parkway in Navarre Park.

To register for the upcoming training class or request further information, email us.  Please contact us soon as space is limited and we really need your help!

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Mark your calendar for Monarch Madness!!  Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th, 2014!!

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The Panhandle Butterfly House is ALWAYS in need of volunteers!

Go to our Volunteers webpage for more information on the Volunteers we need.


Facilities Chairperson - help maintain and coordinate others to maintain the PBH buildings and grounds systems - we have a budget that supports hiring significant things to be done but need someone to coordinate with outside contractors and to do small fixes around the house: replace a blind or door lock, sprinkler system repairs, etc. We have some other folks who can and will help you but we need a focal point.  This is a significant need!

Gardens Chairperson - work in, plan plantings, and coordinate other volunteers to keep our beautiful gardens ready for our visitors, human and butterfly alike!

Experienced Gardeners
• "Roaming" Market Manager - handle special events selling and delivery of goods to satellite sales location
• Volunteers coordinator - help us get volunteers
• Fund raising Chair person - help us with financial support
• Monarch Madness Coordinator - chair, coordinate and report on our annual event

And more!contact us today and let's see what YOU can do to support your local Panhandle Butterfly House. Remember we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization staffed by volunteers!!

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We thanked our volunteers with a luncheon in November.

2013 Thank You

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(Monarch Madness 2014 will be October 3rd and 4th!)

Our thanks to these and other wonderful folks from our local community who helped make Monarch Madness a success again this year through their participation and/or financial support!

     Garden Gate Nursery, Gulf Breeze, FL  Clover Elks Navarre Garden Club

Garden Gate Nursery, Gulf Breeze, FL  ... Santa Rosa County 4-H   ...  Holley-Navarre Elks Lodge #2787 ... Navarre Garden Club

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Monarch Madness continues to be a proud venue of The Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County

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This was our 7th Annual Monarch Madness celebration!

Photos from Monarch Madness

Monarch Madness 2013

Monarch Migration Cycle courtesy Journey North

Chart copyright and courtesy of Journey North

When we reopen next Spring you will be able to purchase our special Monarch Madness tee-shirt in our Monarch Market. Plan on dropping by in 2014 and purchase a tee!

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Other 2013 Events

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Opening Day!  4-19-2013


Larger Images and More Photos

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The Panhandle Butterfly House is sad to say we lost a dear friend and supporter in the passing of John Tonkin.  Our heart felt sympathy goes out to his family and many friends.  Thank you John for all your support!!

March 20, 2013 - Plaque presented to Goldmine Bingo, Milton, FL for their continued support.

John Tonkin, Executive Director, Santa Rosa Clean Community System, Inc., presents Panhandle Butterfly House appreciation plaque to Craig Conn, Manager of Goldmine Bingo in Milton, FL.

Goldmine Bingo

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March Orientation Luncheon

Mary Derrick presenetation

Our March Luncheon at the Holley-Navarre Elks was a great success.  Mary Derrick gave us a presentation on Butterfly Gardening and we met a lot of new folks who are interested in becoming volunteers for the Panhandle Butterfly House.

See photos from the luncheon

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