Certification & Education

Garden Certifications

Certify your garden with NABA as contributing towards North American butterfly habitat!  NABA habitat program certification

Here you can learn how to turn simple gardening into habitat restoration by using plants that are native to your specific area    Nature Scape

After taking the Butterfly Heroes Pledge use the tips below to plant a habitat garden or expand an existing one to provide for these beloved species.    Butterfly Heroes Pledge

Educational Butterfly Science

The Association for Tropical Lepidoptera is an educational membership organization, founded in 1989 to promote the study and conservation of Lepidoptera worldwide

Association for Tropical Lepidoptera

The Atlas of Florida Planta is a comprehensive searchable database of plants in the state of Florida. This website also provides access to the USF Herbarium, which houses about 300,000 specimens from around the world (about 2/3 of these are databased and available online).

Atlas of Florida Plants

50 Best Butterfly Attracting Plants
for USDA Zones 10a, 10b, and 11

BCBC-50 Best Butterfly Attracting Plants

To promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Broward County.

Broward Chapter Florida Native Plant Society

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is an ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data. You can participate by taking and submitting photographs of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars.

Butterflies and Moths of North America

A story about the migration of the eastern population of monarch butterflies in North America, and the people that help them out along the way. (12 minute Youtube)

EOL-Monarch Butterfly Migration

The Florida Wildflower Foundation protects, connects and expands native wildflower habitats through education, research, planting and conservation.

Florida Wildflower Foundation

Enter a common name of a plant and search the data base for information about specific plant species.

Floridata – Florida Plant Database

Information on how to fix some garden problems and provide a better Butterfly habitat

Habitat Loss & Imperiled Butterflies – Sandy Koi

Information on endangered butterflies of South Florida

Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida –Dr. Marc Minno 

Another list of Florida native plants.

IRC- Natives for your Neighborhood

Tracking wild life migration and seasonal change to foster scientific understanding and environmental awareness.

Journey North-Butterfly Tracking

Source for Identifying Monarch butterflies

Monarch Watch

A list of plants that bloom at night.

Night Blooms Native vs Exotics – Pat Howell

Monarch Health is a community science project in which volunteers sample wild monarch butterflies to help track the spread of a protozoan parasite across North America.

Project Monarch Health-University of Georgia

A list of Florida butterflies with photographs

University of Florida EDIS Butterfly List

The mission of the CAIP Information Office is to increase the public’s awareness of invasive plants and their understanding of the need for invasive plant management and research. The CAIP Plant Directory contains: Management Plans, Prohibited Status, Identification Cards & Videos, Line Drawings, and more.

University of Florida – Invasive Plant List

The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity represents the largest collections-based research and education center in the world focused on butterflies and moths.

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity at University of Florida

Take a walk among hundreds of free flying butterflies, exotic birds and 2 glorious flamingos inside the soaring glass-domed tropical butterfly habitat.

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

The Strecker collection specimen data and comprehensive inventory data are both presented here.

The Field Museum-Lepidoptera Collection

Educational Butterfly Gardens

Throughout the years, the Deering Estate,
has been the location for sightings of numerous rare, endangered, or threatened butterflies.

Deering Estate Cutler Bay – Butterflies

Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden
A seasonal area, these gardens host a variety of flowering plants and shrubs to attract many different species of butterflies and hummingbirds.

Flamingo Gardens – Botanical Gardens

Butterfly Gardens in the Clinton Family Conservatory
Our Wings of the Tropics exhibit allows guests the opportunity to view hundreds of spectacular butterflies year-round.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden – Wings of the Tropics

Butterfly program PDF

Fairchild Tropical Gardens – Native Larval Host Plants & Butterflies They Attract