There’s something new to discover every day while you stroll along the walkways through the lush surroundings. Florida winters are generally mild but when we expect an overnight freeze, we sometimes close the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit to put up protection for our residents to stay warm. The butterflies don’t fly when it’s very cold, so you’re likely to find them sunning themselves on a cool morning before taking to the air.

This winter we were delighted to host atlas moths, starry-night crackers, and many zebra longwing butterflies in the exhibit.

Weekday tip: If you are looking to enjoy a serene morning with the butterflies and birds, we often recommend visiting on the weekdays when there are fewer people in the exhibit.

Many thanks to Ingrith for sharing her daily photos with us.