Butterfly Farm

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J. Irausquin Boulevard Z/N, Palm Beach, Aruba

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Butterfly Farm Feb 04, 2017
We visited The Butterfly Farm, located on the main road just south of Palm Beach, during our stay in Aruba in May 2015.

The entrance fee of $US 15 per person seemed a little steep, but this did entitle us to as many visits as we liked during our stay. The cashier wrote our names and departure date on the back of the ticket, presumably as a measure to prevent us passing our tickets on to other guests. In the event, we only made one visit to the Butterfly Farm.

We were shown through to the main area of the attraction, a very humid enclosure with tropical plants and flowers, water features and hundreds of butterflies fluttering around in an area enclosed by netting. One of the staff asked us to check ourselves and each other over before exiting the farm to ensure that there were no butterflies attached to our bags or clothing.

We had about 10 minutes to explore and take photographs independently before the next guided tour took place.

Our tour was carried out by a young lady called Josie. It was a small group – just Emma and I and another couple from North America.

Josie explained that we would find tropical butterflies on the sunny side of the greenhouse and rainforest butterflies on the shaded side. We would see tropical butterflies drinking from flowers and rainforest butterflies drinking from the pieces of fruit that had been laid out throughout the gardens.

We were given a detailed explanation of the butterflies' life-cycle – from the laying of the eggs, through the caterpillar stage, to the chrysalis and the fully fledged butterfly. We were able to see examples of each stage – small eggs that had been laid on plants, a variety of different caterpillars munching on leaves, cabinets filled with colourful butterfly pupae and moth cocoons and, of course, dozens of species of butterflies of all colours and sizes.

Josie explained how the typically short lifespan of a butterfly would pan out; from birth to mating to reproducing to death in a matter of days or weeks.

The most impressive species that we were able to see up close was the Atlas Moth – one of the largest moths in the world and with a lifespan of just 2 or 3 weeks.

We were shown to a corner of the greenhouse known as the mating area. Here, hundreds of butterflies flew around chasing each other and "flirting" with each other, with many passing us by at close distances or even landing on us. This was a good spot for taking photographs.

The guided tour lasted for around 20 minutes and then we were free to browse at our leisure.

We exited the Butterfly Farm through a very well-stocked (and expensive!) gift shop where all manner of souvenirs, emblazoned with colourful butterfly pictures, could be purchased.

An interesting tour detailing the brief life-cycle of the butterfly!
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