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On our recent visit to Slimbridge we failed to find the advertised Pelicans but were happy to see all six species of Flamingo (not all captured on camera) residing in their separate watery locations.

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2023

The Nene goose, native of Hawaii was on the brink of extinction with only 30 birds left when their plight came to the attention of Peter Scott.

Our story starts back in the 1950s on Hawaii, with a little goose that was on the verge of extinction. Many years ago, living on a Hawaiian island didn’t [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 7th 2023

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand
Frederic Lawrence Knowles

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 16th 2023

No Mow May is an annual campaign calling garden owners and green space managers not to mow during May allowing pollinators such as bees and butterflys to work their magic.

10 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2023

Have fun spotting our resident iguanas! Prudence & Bennie are green iguanas, originating from South America. Prudence was donated to the Butterfly Farm about 8 years ago, and Bennie was donated in 2020. They like to hide up in the trees and bask in the warmth on top of the heaters where they like to [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2023

Over 30 years ago Clive Farrell had a dream to create an attraction that would introduce visitors to the wonderment of butterflies. This dream became a reality in July 1985 when Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm opened its gates to the public.
The Stratford Butterfly Farm has been welcoming visitors to its tropical butterfly paradise for over three [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2023

After visiting the Flaxmill we weren’t ready to go home so we set off towards the mere at Ellesmere, deciding to stop at the nearby Colemere. We enjoyed a pleasant walk around the mere which is surrounded by mature woodland.

Cole Mere was formed at the end of the last Ice Age. 10,000 years ago. It [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2022

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