Reserva Playa Tortuga

Butterfly Garden Project

The objectives of the Butterfly Garden project is the investigation of native species of butterflies (Siproeta stelenes, Caligo memnon, Heraclides thoas, Dryas iulia) in the Reserve, and all aspects of their reproductive cycle and plant foods.

Environmental education workshops also take place, where members of the local community visit the garden and volunteers help to conduct education tours and classes.  Volunteers can also help to develop workshops for local schools.

Additional responsibilities include data collection, care of pupae, feed and release butterflies, as well as the opportunity to help us care for the plants.