Skip to main content

National Insect Week returns in 2020

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?

Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.