Family Fun day out at Earnley Butterflies

Holding a Butterfly Family fun in the Butterfly Garden Butterfly Feeding Up close to tropical Butterflies

Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts,

We will be complying with the Governments request to shut down.

As always our customers, staff and animal's health must come first.

Whilst we will be closed our animals will continue to be fed and cared for everyday.

Please stay safe everyone and follow the guidelines set out at

Watch this delightful documentary on   Alex's Butterfly World taken at Earnley     Butterflies, Birds and Beasts

Tropical Butterfly Video at Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts

Butterfly facts

  A Butterfly is one of the most beautiful of all insects.  
  The Butterfly also plays a part in religious beliefs.  
  The ancient Greeks believed that the soul left the body after death in the form of a butterfly.  
  A Butterfly begins its life as a tiny egg and it hatches into a caterpillar.  
  The caterpillar sheds and grows a new skin several times. When it reaches its full size, it forms a protective shell.  
  Inside this shell an amazing transformation occurs - the caterpillar becomes a lovely butterfly.  
  Butterflies feed on the nectar of flowers and don't do any harm.  
  Most adult butterflies live only a week or two but some species may live up to eighteen months.  

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