Temporary Flight House Open to the Public
The public is invited to visit our butterfly house in Pala Mesa, North San Diego County. People of all ages can hand feed butterflies fruit, see caterpillars and the life cycle, take photographs and learn about native butterflies. It is smaller than the previous Encinitas facility (400 sq. ft. by 12 ft. high), but is very butterfly friendly and used as a mating and research center.
We are in the process of planting a fenced butterfly garden with picnic tables for guests at the site. Our main emphasis at the outdoor garden will be to educate people about native species and butterfly gardening. The Monarch Program is currently working with a grant foundation to obtain funding for a permanent facility somewhere in North County.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase local fresh produce, local honey, fresh flowers and gifts. We are asking for donations of any size to help run the enclosure and construct an outdoor butterfly garden for education. The facility is becoming a destination for learning about butterfly gardening, native butterflies and their plants, and the mysteries of monarch butterflies. The site is open on weekends from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, or by appointment on week days.
The Flight House is at 4558 Pala Road (Hwy. 76). It is located a ½ mile west of Interstate 15