Butterfly World :: Coconut Creek, Florida
Butterfly World in Broward County Florida is located in Tradewinds Park in the city of Coconut Creek. Butterfly World was born out of the lifelong vision of one man, creator and founder Ronald Boedner, who to this very day is still a managing partner. Here in the ten lush acres of paradise one finds aviaries, unusual gardens and thousands upon thousands of colorful and exotic butterflies!
Boedner moved from his native Illinois to Florida in 1968 after a successful career as an electrical engineer. He began raising butterflies as a boy on his parent’s farm and upon retirement devoted himself full time to his love of the myriad colors of butterflies. He began his gargantuan feat with baby steps, using local butterflies and the local species of food plants that they rely on. In 1984 he realized great success when he found many markets for farmed butterflies. He began MetaScience and began selling his stock to zoos, universities and museums. In 1985 Mr. Boedner went to England to meet Mr. Clive Farrell and his Butterfly House. The two men entered into a partnership and the rest is a beautiful ending for Floridians and the world! Butterfly World became an actuality on March 28, 1989 when it opened at Tradewinds Park.
Today one can experience the largest flock of free flight hummingbirds in the entire country! They will teach you how to grow and maintain your own butterfly garden and natural aviary to enjoy at home. Butterfly World also has online educational sites for those that want to learn more about their experience. They have hundreds of native species of birds, plants and butterflies as well as one of the world’s finest arrays of exotic species of parrots, moths, butterflies and gardens. There is plenty to do and see here at the magical and wonderful escape created in the mind’s eye of Mr. Boedner. So come, bring your camera and your imagination to Butterfly World. To learn more about Butterfly World visit butterflyworld.com. You will love the online preview of their live colors spectacular!
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