Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Stratford-upon-Avon

The following pictures, taken at the butterfly farm, were added to this post on Thursday 11th September.
Mexican Fire Legged Spider (Tarantula)
(recently discovered)
Tarantula

Tarantula

Butterfly groups
Blue

Pupae hatching box

I suppose, on reflection I am a very lucky person. I live in Worcestershire which is full of beautiful views and items of interest and the counties that surround me also are wonderful places to travel through with all kinds of special places that sometimes, I think, I take for granted. Last Monday, we decided to take a trip into Warwickshire and in to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Instead of going to the usual places that visitors frequent we chose instead to go to the Butterfly Farm (http://www.butterflyfarm.co.uk). There are all kinds of butterfly farms throughout Britain but the one in Stratford has some unusual features. There are well established plants with exotic flowers, a large indoor pond that is the home of the largest Koi Carp I have ever seen. There is running water everywhere, indoor waterfalls ... large spiders, scorpions, locusts, grasshoppers ... lizards, snakes, tropical fish ... each are housed in separate compartments that link to the main tropical building that houses the large, magnificent, colourful butterflies.

3 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I'd love to see the photos.

Relax Max said...

Did you say butterfly farm? Never heard of that before - how interesting! :)

Flisha said...

How beautiful! (But the tarantulas look mighty intimidating.)