of Lee County (brochure)
Path Fossil Shells
is a Butterfly?
Crooked Garden Then and Now
nature preserve - Then and Now
October 28, 2017 - 8:40
The CROOKED GARDEN is OPEN once more. Thanks to
the wonderful help of the many residents who volunteered
their time, we have removed the weeds, fallen trees, and dead plants cause by
the wind and flooding of hurricane Irma.
We do need many more butterfly plants, and we will be purchasing and planting
them as they become available. We are
also waiting on WCI to install the pathway mulch and pine straw, and very
grateful that they freely provide this expensive
service for us every year. We are introducing a new way to identify the
butterfly garden plants this year. Instead of a plethora
of metal plant signs, those interested in learning about the butterfly plants
cand carry around the laminated plant guides that
identify those plants using color photographs from this website. Visitors can
also use their smart phones (by shooting the QR
code with their barcode reader) and accessing our website's
Plant List while they are investigating the
Check out the new
Crooked Garden Crew
list of contributors
who have made this garden the "Treasure of Pelican
Welcome to The Crooked Garden
A PRIVATE BUTTERFLY GARDEN FOR THE RESIDENTS OF PELICAN PRESERVE AND THEIR
This beautiful garden is made possible by the generous
contributions of our Pelican Preserve residents.
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
I saw 12 species, including queens, zebras, and orange-barred sulphurs
the size of small birds."
Read more about our famous CROOKED GARDEN VISITOR:
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
is this Crooked Garden?
This private butterfly garden is located in
Pelican Preserve, a 55 and better community
in the city of
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
that we have what many are calling, "The Treasure" of Pelican Preserve.
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