World Swallowtail Day Weekend Event

8th-9th June World Swallowtail Day, weekend events at Stratford Butterfly Farm! Swallowtails, birdwings and their allies are the most spectacular butterflies in the world, but also some of the most threatened.

World Swallowtail Day will be celebrated at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June with interactive demonstrations, highlighting these stunning butterflies, and how we can all help to save and protect them for future generations to come.

The demonstrations will incorporate the amazing life-cycle of a swallowtail butterfly. Taking place at 11.30AM & 2.30PM in the Discovery Zone they will be led by members of our Education Team. We are delighted that special guest and swallowtail and birdwing expert Charles Dewhurst will be joining us on Saturday 8th June.

For more information on Swallowtail and Birdwing butterflies and the trust that protects them follow the link below:

Download your guide to some of the Swallowtail butterflies you may see on your visit to Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Swallowtails at the Butterfly Farm
  • Papilio demoleus, Lime SwallowtailPapilio demoleus, Lime Swallowtail

World Swallowtail Day is an event that has been organised by the Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust to raise awareness of these threatened butterflies.

For more information the document below is available to download courtesy of the Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust, as well as a children's colouring book.

Copyright statement: These documents are copyright of the Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust 2019. It may be freely copied and reproduced for non-profit educational purposes.

Saving Swallowtails
Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterflies of the World Colouring Book artwork by Melanie Collins