Jubilee Half Term

Walk amongst the butterflies this half term! 28 May - 5 June.
Blue-Faced Parrott Finch

Stratford Butterfly Farm has released 22 Phantasmal Poison Frogs and several Blue-Faced Parrot Finches to add to the display in the Flight Area.

The Blue-faced Parrot Finch, Erythrura trichroa, originate from New Guinea and Australia are a delightful, colourful addition to the Flight Area and are always on the go!

The Frogs, also known as Epipedodates tricolour are a species of Poison Dart Frog which has a current International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) classification of vulnerable and decreasing.

They originate from Ecuador and are vibrantly coloured with stripes of green or yellow. In their native environment they are extremely toxic which is created by their diet. However, at the Butterfly Farm they are fed a special diet, so they do not create toxins and are completely harmless to visitors.

The Frogs make a beautiful chirping sound and call to each other, listen carefully and you will hear them.

 

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From 28 May – 1 June, the Butterfly Farm will host its popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions as well as Snake demonstrations and Butterfly Life Cycle demonstrations daily in the Discovery Zone.

Visitors can take part in the sessions with the Education Team and hold creatures such as an African Land snail, Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, and a variety of Stick Insects. The Butterfly Life Cycle demonstrations will also show visitors the complete life cycle of a butterfly, whilst the snake demonstrations will allow visitors to have a close look at the resident Rhinoceros rat snake or Mexican black kingsnake and to find out all about these fascinating animals.

Please note the sessions are subject to availability and are not available on bank holidays.

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SATURDAY 28 MAY - Butterfly Life Cycle demonstration between 11:00 & 13:00

SUNDAY 29 MAY - Meet the Mini-Beasts between 13:00 & 15:00

MONDAY 30 MAY -  Meet the Mini-Beasts between 11:00 & 13:00

TUESDAY 31 MAY -  Meet the Mini-Beasts between 11:00 & 13:00

WEDNESDAY 1 JUNE - Snake demonstration between 13:00 & 15:00