All posts tagged: butterfly

Purple Emperor butterfly returns to Norfolk

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation (BC) has confirmed that elusive butterfly the Purple Emperor has officially returned to Norfolk after disappearing half a century ago. Last recorded in 1961, the Purple Emperor was declared extinct in the county in the early 1970s, but experts from BC’s Norfolk Branch have revealed the butterfly is back and could be breeding […]

Plans to save UK’s rarest butterfly

The National Trust is embarking on ambitious plans to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture in a bid to save the UK’s rarest and most endangered butterfly, The High Brown Fritillary. The last 50 years has seen a rapid decline in High Brown numbers, with changes in their natural habitat and pressures […]

Sensational Butterflies visit London

A new exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London features hundreds of live butterflies and moths on display in a tropical butterfly house. Sensational Butterflies includes a kaleidoscope of colourful butterfly species ethically sourced from Central and South America, Africa and Asia especially for the show. Follow the trail through a tropical habitat of […]

New minibeasts arrive at Stratford Butterfly Farm

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, home to hundreds of spectacular butterflies, insects, reptiles and spiders, will welcome a number of new residents in time for the Easter holidays. Visitors to the farm’s Minibeast Metropolis will be able to see a new inhabitant, the Mexican walking fish, a cross between a fish and a lizard. The unusual amphibians […]

Marvellous monsters at Longleat

From 31st March to 29th October 2017, Longleat will play host to a swarm of colossal bugs, which will be exhibited amongst the spectacular grounds. The iconic Wiltshire estate will feature these anatomically correct animatronic critters, allowing guests to experience their bizarre and intriguing beauty up close and personal. Amongst back garden frequenters such as bees, […]

Half term at Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm in Warwickshire will host a number of activities for younger visitors this half term. These will include ‘Meet the Mini-Beast’ handling sessions each day at 11:30am and 1:30pm so that children can get up close and handle insects such as a giant African millipede, African land snail and stick insects. Children of all […]

October half term fun at Stratford Butterfly Farm

There is plenty for visitors of all ages to discover during October half term at the newly refurbished Stratford Butterfly Farm.  Along with the recent improvements, visitors to the farm can now see around 30 Maya sculptures and artefacts, which originate from an ancient rainforest civilisation in Belize. In the Discovery Zone, visitors can see some […]

New look for Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm unveiled its refurbished look in July at a prestigious ceremony, where the High Commissioner of Belize, Ms Perla Perdomo, cut the ribbon.   The farm’s new improvements, at a cost of £250,000, include a new entrance, refurbished Gift Shop, and large new interpretation and information panels in the Activity Area and Discovery Zone. Guests on the […]