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Telephoto Florida has added Butterfly World in Coconut Creek to its top ten favorite Florida places list.  Butterfly World is the largest butterfly park in the world.  There are some 3000 butterflies on display and typically 50 different species can be seen on any given visit.  Over the course of one year 150 different species can be seen.

 The average life span of a butterfly is a mere seven days.  In the aviary here at Butterfly World, they can live up to two weeks.  Most of the parks butterflies are bred onsite.

As if the butterflies themselves were not beautiful enough, the lush garden aviary hosts many different nectar producing plants, both exotic and common.  From the passion vine to a rare Jade plant from the Philippines, the garden is nothing sort of mesmerizing, ten acres of moving vibrant color. Most of the plants are identified and carry such exotic names as African Sunflower, Sunshine Tree, Candy Corn, Yellow Bells, and Lipstick Tree.

Oh and did mention the two bird aviaries?  Yes, not one, but two aviaries host a unique variety of exotic birds, from budgies and canaries to honey creepers and hummingbirds.  A separate lorikeet encounter is sure to be a children’s favorite.

Take your time walking through the well laid out gardens and soak in the sights.  We enjoyed ourselves so much we walked through twice and saw different things on each trek. 

The photos seen here are just a smattering of what we took.  Please visit the LSN Gallery to see some high resolution shots that really show off the beauty of this highly recommended location.

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Don’t let the odd poor review on other websites or the somewhat high admission prices frighten you away.  The park is well worth every penny if you enjoy this sort of thing.  All of the kids we came across were enthralled.  In fact, so were the adults.  It was a magical place for them.  Butterflies landing on your arm, what could be better?  Check their website for discount coupons at https://butterflyworld.com/discount/

Adults and Seniors $29.95   Children (ages 3-11) $21.95 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK  9am-5pm Monday-Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday   Admission closes at 4pm daily  Parking is free.