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25th August 2017

Summer & Bank Holiday Weekend at the Butterfly Farm

See something spectacular and learn something new at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm!

Rain or shine, this summer, walk amongst some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in a unique rainforest environment of tropical blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. We work with Butterfly Farmers from all around the tropics on a weekly basis so that we can constantly replenish the farm with stunning tropical butterflies. There are over 150 species coming from such far flung places as Ecuador, Costa Rica, Suriname, El Salvador, Belize, Malaysia, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand and the Philippines! There are approximately 2’000 free flying butterflies within the Flight Area!

Working with tropical butterfly farmers provides an income for the local community and protects the rainforests from being felled. Many of these tropical farms are community or conservation driven projects and help create a sustainable link between conservation and livelihood. By visiting the Butterfly Farm, you are helping support these projects.

Discover the fascinating link the Farm has to the rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation. The Maya created an incredible civilisation within the rainforest and we have them to thank for discovering chocolate! The replicated artifacts of this civilisation are on display throughout the Butterfly Farm

This summer come along and get up close to a number of creatures including the tailless whip scorpion, Damon diadema! The Scorpion originates from Central Africa where it lives in caves and crevices. They are completely harmless and have no venomous tail. A Whip Scorpion was used in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie and had the unforgiveable killing curse used on it! The ever-popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions will take place daily from 22 July - 3 September when the Education Team will be inviting visitors to hold a variety of stick insects, African land snails, giant millipedes, hermit crabs and even Madagascan cockroaches. Please note the whip Scorpion can only be handled by the Education Team as they move very quickly!