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The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a butterfly park located along Duval Street in Key West Florida. Around 50 to 60 species of butterflies all over the world are enclosed in a glass-walled and temperature-controlled habitat in the conservatory. It is maintained at 85o Fahrenheit with constant 80% humidity. During night time, the temperature is lower five times than the actual temperature on the outside.

The entire conservatory is patterned in a tropical environment. These butterflies came from butterfly farms and not from the wild environment. It has different breeds, colors, sizes, patterns, and shapes as well. There are also different species birds roaming around the area.

The Butterfly Gallery which opened in 1992 has become one of the most popular portion of the conservatory. It features the complete metamorphosis of a butterfly ? from an egg to larva to a Monarch butterfly. It has also displays of butterfly arts in several corners of the gallery. The conservatory also provides education to visitors through its Learning Center. A 15-minute film of life cycle of a butterfly and some fun facts about the creature are regularly shown. It also portrays a geography map on the wall where visitors can identify the origin of specific butterfly species. Butterfly coupling or mating is occurs naturally inside the conservatory. Those eight-winged creatures are actually two butterflies which are mating.

Inside the conservatory, a gift shop sells butterfly-related items such as printed and embroidered tops, accessories, and the likes. There is also a venue for small weddings with maximum of 20 guests. The typical wedding garden held in the conservatory is being complimented by glass winces with butterfly-embossed.
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