Family Fun day out at Earnley Butterflies

Holding a Butterfly Family fun in the Butterfly Garden Butterfly Feeding Up close to tropical Butterflies
 

Get up close and personal and walk amongst amazing tropical butterflies, something the whole family will enjoy. The colour and beauty of these creatures has to be seen to be believed.

Watch them feeding on nectar in the blossoms - they might even land on you. You can hunt for eggs and caterpillars and see if you can spot pupae in the foliage. A never to be forgotten experience

Watch this delightful documentary on   Alex's Butterfly World taken at Earnley     Butterflies, Birds and Beasts


Tropical Butterfly Video at Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts
 

Butterfly facts

 
  A Butterfly is one of the most beautiful of all insects.  
  The Butterfly also plays a part in religious beliefs.  
  The ancient Greeks believed that the soul left the body after death in the form of a butterfly.  
  A Butterfly begins its life as a tiny egg and it hatches into a caterpillar.  
  The caterpillar sheds and grows a new skin several times. When it reaches its full size, it forms a protective shell.  
  Inside this shell an amazing transformation occurs - the caterpillar becomes a lovely butterfly.  
  Butterflies feed on the nectar of flowers and don't do any harm.  
  Most adult butterflies live only a week or two but some species may live up to eighteen months.  

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