butterfly, nature, florida

Ecotourism Day on the Emerald Coast

As part of my day job, I promote ecotourism opportunities on the Florida Panhandle. My favorite day at work was one entirely devoted to outdoor recreation, from paddleboarding to swimming to hiking. I started at 7:30 a.m., and continued straight on until nearly 5 p.m. Luckily I had two friends along to enjoy everything with me!

Of all the places we visited, a patch of wildflowers absolutely covered in butterflies felt the most special. Though there were large black and orange Monarchs flitting from blossom to blossom, I preferred the smaller and daintier species, featured here.

butterfly, nature, florida

6 thoughts on “Ecotourism Day on the Emerald Coast

  1. Lovely sharp image. I’m a fan of the smaller butterflies too, the Skipper species have cute little faces. I agree ecotourism is important, but it must be a difficult task balancing what’s good for people and maintaining habitat for wildlife.


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