Jack Wetherell

Butterfly House co-founder dies at 92

Butterfly House co-founder dies at 92

Though her time here was short, Fonda Wetherell made a lasting impact on the children of Navarre as one of the founders of the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH). She passed away June 22 in Iowa. As a volunteer and lover of gardening and butterflies, Wetherell helped shape this icon of Navarre in the early years […]

Navarre Park makeover planned

Navarre Park makeover planned

The Panhandle Butterfly House celebrated its 20th year Saturday with a ribbon cutting and grand reopening. The house was founded by Jack and Fonda Wetherell in 1997 and began as a cooperative effort of the Santa Rosa Clean Community System, Inc., the UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service and the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Today […]

Wetherell leaves legacy of education, environmental stewardship

Wetherell leaves legacy of education, environmental stewardship

If not for Jack Wetherell’s vision, the Panhandle Butterfly House may never have come to fruition. That’s what Jeanne Blage said while remembering her friend who recently passed away at his home in Nebraska. He was 94. When Blage moved to Navarre in 1995, Wetherell was the president of the Santa Rosa County Master Gardener […]