Panther Island Adventures!

Panther Island is 2,800 acres of restored wetland and upland habitats situated in the northwest corner of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary's 13,000 acres. It is home to numerous plants and animals including the Florida panther and the iconic wood stork.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Critter of the Week for May 17: White Peacock

Panther Island is home to a variety of butterflies including the white peacock. This species is a member of the brush-footed butterfly family. Water hyssop is the favored larval food. They prefer moist and open habitats. These guys typically fly with shallow wingbeats close to the ground. The adults typically feed on verbenas species. 

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