Guests at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort have helped us release more than 330 of these butterflies bred at Walt Disney World Resort. We even worked with residential communities in Vero Beach to ensure there are plenty of the Atalas’ favorite plants to eat and lay their eggs on. I’m thrilled to report that the butterflies have laid eggs of their own and established new populations that have spread miles north and south of Vero Beach, and this after being on the brink of extinction!
You can learn much more about Disney’s conservation work to help save butterflies and what you can do in your own backyard to support these pollinators. Our ASE team will join butterfly biologists from University of Florida to host presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., March 31-April 2. And be sure to visit the butterfly gardens to help us research our butterflies’ favorite plants!