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The Florida Native Butterfly Society 

New species of butterflies have arrived! Help us add more butterflies to our population and participate in our Friday butterfly releases.



The Shops at the Butterfly Estates opened in 2009, it was a four year "green friendly" renovation of our shops, cafe and installation of our over 3600 sq,. foot glass butterfly conservatory. This small facility is Home of The Florida Native Butterfly Society (501c3) located in Gardner's Park in the Downtown Fort Myers River District. 

The Florida Native Butterfly Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Florida’s native butterfly species. Our Southwest Florida educational facility is providing the appropriate educational programs and involved research projects that are helping butterfly populations flourish throughout our state!

We thank you for your support of our facility and operation.

We are located in the Downtown Fort Myers River District. The inspiration for our venue is the Southwest Florida natural environment. Our celebration of its beauty is shared by our guests, volunteers and staff members.


Donating is more than just time or money, it's peace of mind. Now you can help protect Florida's Butterflies!

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