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Updated: 08/13/2014 11:26:05AM

Butterfly Estates educates, amazes

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SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The giant swallowtail rests on a plant at The Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A monarch butterfly is just one of many at The Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

A caterpillar finds a beautiful spot near an amazing passion flower.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG
A monarch butterfly poses for a photo at The Butterfly Estates. Monarchs rely on milkweed plants such as pineland milkweed, white swamp milkweed, pink swamp milkweed and butterfly weed, according to the University of Florida.

SUN PHOTO BY CHRISTY FEINBERG

The Butterfly Estates in Fort Myers offers an amazing opportunity to walk through a garden while butterflies flutter around you.

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Butterflies flutter their paint-palette wings against a blue-sky canvas.

Like the watchful ocelli on a peacock’s tail, the fashionable stripes of a zebra and the mesmerizing patterns of a mandarinfish (Google it), butterflies enhance our lives simply by their nature-made artwork.

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