National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:45
Visit our Butterfly House in Wiltshire rain or shine.
You can walk among some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world, flying freely against a backdrop of tropical plants and skimming over fish filled ponds.
Hunt the caterpillars and watch the butterflies hatch from the pupa - and if you're lucky one will land on you!
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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.