When to look is
just as important as where to look. Luckily for butterfly watchers,
there is no need for annoying alarm clocks or early morning
Unlike birds, butterflies are most
active during the day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Warm, sunny field
days without strong winds are the most rewarding.
Butterflies occur throughout the year in Florida.
Even on warm days in the middle of winter, you can still find a few
butterflies. This is particularly true in southern portions of the
state. For Floridians, spring and fall are often the best times for
Summer conditions are good, but hot
daytime temperatures, frequent afternoon rain showers and a reduced
number of wildflowers can reduce butterfly activity.