National Insect Week returns in 2020
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:30
Come along and enter a steamy environment full of lush vegetation and waterfalls with LIVE tropical butterflies flying all around you.
This is the magical world of Pili Palas.
If someone in your family likes creepy-crawlies then they’ll have the time of their life in our bug-zone – home to hissing cockroaches, locusts, giant snails and much more.
Then we dare you to visit the tropical lair where the tarantulas, scorpions and ants live.
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.