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National Insect Week is HERE

Butterfly House at Cumberland House

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:30

The Butterfly House is open following an extensive modernisation project. The transformed greenhouse is now capable of hosting large volumes of neo-tropical butterflies during the warm summer months, plus our new puparium where the pupae can transform.  Butterfly Season is May - September and there are currently butterflies on the wing.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free but under 13s should be accompanied by an adult

Accessibility

http://portsmouthnaturalhistory.co.uk/natural-history/accessibility

Did you know?

Sexiest

Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.