Florida is home to around 200 species of butterfly, which is why viewing them is such a popular activity! Did you know you can earn up to 6 certificates according to how many different butterfly species you have seen in Florida? Earning your Wings Over Florida certificates is very rewarding and fun for all the family. To earn your first certificate you only need to spot 10 different species of butterflies in Florida. You can apply for your certificates by mail using our free Checklist of Florida Butterflies OR by filling out the checklist and application form on our website. For more information about butterflies in Florida visit the Florida Museum of Natural History website.
The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state. When you want to know where to go in Florida to see native birds, butterflies and more, head for the Trail. It’s Your Road to Adventure!
Every year, millions of people, residents and visitors alike, participate in wildlife viewing activities, contributing billions of dollars to Florida’s economy*, but the ultimate goal of the Trail is to encourage conservation of Florida’s native habitats and species.
The Trail is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, supported in part by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida, and is possible thanks to dozens of federal, state, and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations and private landowners.
*2011 Economic Benefits of Wildlife Viewing in Florida, Southwick Assoc.