Stratford Butterfly Farm has introduced several stunning new butterfly species and tropical birds to their collection this summer.
After months of careful sourcing, the seldom-seen Dero Clearwing, from the rainforests of Columbia, the Procilla Beauty, from Costa Rica and the Blue Pansy, from Thailand can now be seen on display.
In addition, three new Kakarikis – two pied and one yellow – two diamond doves, two Java sparrows, and two rosy Bourke’s have also arrived at the Butterfly Farm. These strikingly coloured birds originate from New Zealand, Australia, and Indonesia and are very mischievous and extremely friendly. The birds happily co-exist with the butterflies in their natural style habitat without posing a threat as they only eat seeds.
As well as seeing the new arrivals, children and adults can also take part in the popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions each day at 11.30am and 2.30pm until the 1st of September. Visitors can hold a giant African millipede, African land snail, stick insects, and even a Madagascan hissing cockroach, with beetle, tailless whip scorpion and Chilean rose tarantula demonstrations in the Discovery Zone.
To see hundreds of spectacular butterflies, insects, reptiles and spiders visit the Butterfly Farm daily from 10am to 6pm. For more information visit the website at www.butterflyfarm.co.uk