When you think about a butterfly centre you might think it would be boring, but believe me this place was fantastic. A real surprise – you can visit a place called Flying Colours in Bohol in the Philippines.
It was my first time to visit a butterfly centre. So what actually happens here? First up the entry cost is 35 Philippine Pesos. Works out less than $1 US Dollar so paying it is not an issue. The price includes a guided tour – a lady basically tells you about butterflies, takes you round the sanctuary and helps you take photos.
First section you see a range of caterpillars and you can hold them. Despite having seen numerous caterpillars in my time, this was the first time to see a ‘big’ caterpillar. In glass boxes they have various stages of the caterpillar development – from being a caterpillar, to eating, to being housed in a cocoon to releasing themselves as butterflies! These were all live insects ready to become butterflies, the time it takes for the transformation varies but most of the ones we saw would take just over two weeks to go from caterpillar to butterfly.
After that you can see the biggest butterfly in the Philippines, which has been preserved in a box. It’s pretty big! Plus they have also preserved a moth, again photos are welcome and you can get fun ones taken to pretend you have butterfly wings!
The last section of your tour at the centre will be outside where you can see and hold lots of butterflies. Different colours are here too. This is a place worth seeing and the travelling lifestyle will make you enjoy it more.
So what is it? A butterfly farm!
Where can I find it? In Bohol in the Philippines
How to get there? Hire a car or bike might work out the best, but we got this visit included as part of a day long tour of Bohol.
Admission price – 35 Philippine Pesos
The people that work there are all local
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