For twenty years, the Butterfly House in Milano Marittima has been protecting biodiversity
The Butterfly House in Milano Marittima, one of Cervia’s main attractions, turns 20. In these two decades, the environmental education center wanted by the Municipality, the province of Ravenna and the Tourism Department of the Region has been transformed and enriched to the point of becoming a real pole for the conservation of biodiversity. In addition to the Butterfly House, where it is possible to admire specimens of rare beauty, the House for insects, botanical paths and many elements that aim to protect diversity have been created. The large butterfly that stands in the garden at the Rotonda communicates this message to us.
The small colored islands on which butterflies made with recycled materials “rest” are an invitation to visitors, citizens and tourists, to create their own personal butterfly garden in the backyard or on their balcony which, however small, can represent for butterflies and other useful insects a place to find refuge and nourishment, helping to increase biodiversity in the urban fabric. Learning to take care of biodiversity is essential, especially in the climate of instability we are experiencing, because it fosters awareness of the importance of protecting diversity – in any form, environmental, social – as a global value.