Get up close to a pair of Emperor Scorpions this half term!
New to Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm this half term from 18 – 26 February, is a pair of Emperor Scorpions, one male and the other female. They are residing in Minibeast Metropolis where visitors can get up close to them behind the safety of glass. The Scorpions, which are native to rainforests and savannas in West Africa, are one of the largest Scorpions in the world and live for 6 – 8 years. Their body is black, but like other scorpions, they glow pastel green or blue under ultraviolet light. They are carnivorous and enjoy a diet consisting of live insects.
Meet the ‘Mini-Beast’ handling sessions and demonstrations will take place daily in the Discovery Zone at 11:00am throughout the half term week. Visitors and families can join the Education Team and get close to some of the amazing creatures that live at the Butterfly Farm such as Giant Stick Insects and Madagascan hissing cockroaches, as well as learn about the life cycle of a butterfly.
There will also be Pupae preparation on Wednesday 22 February followed by a Beetle demonstration on Saturday 25 February showing various stages of the beetle lifecycle.
Jane Kendrick, Marketing Manager at Stratford Butterfly Farm said, “With temperatures of 25°C, the Butterfly Farm is the perfect place to escape the cold this half term. With hundreds of spectacular butterflies, plus meeting our new Scorpions, and Meet the Mini beast handling sessions, we have plenty for all the family to enjoy!”
To see hundreds of spectacular butterflies, insects, reptiles, and spiders visit the Butterfly Farm from 10am to 5pm, last entry 4pm. Open every day of the week except Christmas Day. For more information including purchasing gift vouchers, admission prices and group rates, please visit the website at www.butterflyfarm.co.uk or telephone on 01789 299288.
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