A Blue Morpho

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is currently undergoing a major refurbishment which will include a new enclosure showcasing the Blue Morpho butterfly.

The Butterfly Farm’s doors are due to reopen on 22nd July to the public.

Once open, the Butterfly Farm will reveal its new look and introduce Maya, an ancient rainforest civilisation exhibit.

Maya has been chosen as the new zone to house the iridescent butterfly, the Blue Morpho, which comes from Belize – this is where the Maya ruins of the pre-Columbian ruined city Lubantuun are situated. 

A number of Maya figures and artefacts have been replicated from findings at Lubantuun and these have been placed around the Butterfly Farm.

The Maya civilization originally developed in an area that encompasses south-eastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.

Other exhibits

The Butterfly Farm has a number of other exhibits for visitors to explore. In the Caterpillar Room, some of the world's largest and most camouflaged caterpillars are on show with cocoons, giant silk moths and pupae hanging on the plants.

There’s also what’s called an emerging cage in here, showcasing the lifecycle of butterflies.

Groups can observe the fascinating and the strange in Insect City, where creatures such as stick insects and beetles live.

And in Arachnoland, visitors can get close to some of the world's largest spiders, scorpions and other dangerous arachnids.

Group booking

Group discounts are available; as are free guided tours to pre-booked groups of ten or more.

There is a coach drop off point outside the front door, or coach parking is available at the local leisure centre. The coach driver can enter for free.

Group travel organisers should call 01789-299288 to make a booking.

For further information visit www.butterflyfarm.co.uk.