21 March 2013
Today, we visited Butterfly World, which happened to be one of the items on my Exciting Wish List. Reggie had told me that she and Richard had visited here sometime last year (see her blog), and that it was the most magical kingdom of butterflies and birds, with all kinds of other unusual creatures too.
When we arrived mid-morning, the place was slowly started to fill up with visitors, as it was a public holiday. All too soon, it became unpleasantly crowded, and so we decided to retire to the peaceful restaurant instead for some restorative munchies. What a marvelous place!
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Welcome to Butterfly World – may I show you around?
The first thing you notice when you enter is how hot and humid it is in here! It’s like being in a tropical jungle!
The butterflies like to eat banana peel – it’s soft and squishy
Fishies swimming in the little fish pond
What are the differences between butterflies and moths?
I sneak up to a butterfly
A big green lizard!
He gives me the beady eye look
I meet an iguana – I think that’s what it is
Hello Sir, you’re very impressive!
This is a Blue Duiker
He and his mate are very shy
A helpful signboard
I introduce myself to a large green tree iguana
He’s from South America
Another interesting enclosure
Yeah, they look like bearded dragons to me too!
This one lives inside a cage – he likes the warmth of the light
Three pretty parrots
Oops, I’ve toppled over – can you help me up, Mr Guinea Pig?
Such a pretty bird!
Unusual colour juxtapositions
A friendly parrot lands on Richard’s shoulder
He seems to be very trusting of people
Sooo many species of butterflies
An adorable marmoset
We end our visit to Butterfly World with some tea and muffins in the little restaurant