The Crooked Garden


What's New
Plant List

Directions and Map

Photo Gallery

View Butterfly Metamorphosis
slide show

Butterflies of Lee County (brochure)


of Time and Talent

2008 Butterfly-

Garden Path Fossil Shells

What is a Butterfly?




The Crooked Garden Then and Now

Contact the Curator

Our nature preserve - Then and Now


This website is best viewed using high speed internet access

  November 09, 2016  - 6:00 P.M.

Check out the new Crooked Garden Crew and the list of contributors who have made this garden the "Treasure of Pelican Preserve"!

Welcome to The Crooked Garden
This beautiful garden is made possible by the generous contributions of our Pelican Preserve residents.
We hope that you will be a frequent visitor to this website to keep in touch with the transformations
 being made in the garden.       


Noted Butterfly expert, Robert Michael Pyle, Ph.D.

"And the kind dentist, Dr Alan Rembos [of Naples, Florida], tipped me off
to the Crooked Garden in Pelican Preserve, Fort Myers --
one of the best [butterfly gardens] I've ever seen.
Amid oceans of nectar and a flurry of butterflies,
I saw 12 species, including queens, zebras, and orange-barred sulphurs
the size of small birds."

Read more about our famous CROOKED GARDEN VISITOR:
Noted lepidopterist and prolific writer, Robert M. Pyle, Ph.D.





"There is a crooked garden with crooked little paths,
And crooked little caterpillars crawling through the grass.
There are crooked little butterflies enjoying garden treats,
 and all these wonders here to view, from our crooked garden seats."

James Price,  Garden Curator






Where is this Crooked Garden?
Pelican Preserve, a 55 and better community in:
Fort Myers, Florida 33913


We hope that you enjoy our Crooked Garden website, and that you take the time to navigate these pages to learn
about our butterflies and the plants that they use for food and reproduction.
Please take the time to visit the Financial Contributors, and the Contributors of Time and Talent pages too,
because these people are the reason that we have what many are calling, "The Treasure" of Pelican Preserve.

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This website was created in April 2007