Back in residence is the Orb Web Spider, also known as Nephilia inaurata. Unusually this spider is not displayed behind the safety of glass but can be found in a hoop suspended from the ceiling of Minibeast Metropolis. Visitors need not be alarmed as the spider is kept behind a protective barrier and will not leave its hoop!
All visitors will receive a complimentary marble heart when they visit on Monday 27 May. In return, the Butterfly Farm is urging visitors and their families to get involved with the Year of Green Action and make a green action pledge to connect with nature. Pledges to do something positive to help protect our environment can be written and hung in the Discovery Zone. Download our information pack for ideas and information on how to create your very own nature garden to attract wildlife and make it look beautiful.
Children and adults can also take part in the popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions held daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm and hold creatures such as a giant African Millipede, African land snail, Stick Insects and even a Madagascan hissing cockroach!