Yesterday we took a trip to Butterfly World. It was nice to be inside the warm butterfly enclosures on such a cold day. They also had otters, goats, guinea pigs and lots more.
|Watching a butterfly having a banana for breakfast. |
It is Caligo sp. from South America I think.
|Looking at leaf cutter ants through a magnifier|
|Leaf cutter ants|
|Papilio sp. from South Asia|
|Greta oto from South America|
|Idea leuconoe from South Asia|
|Looking at the guinea pigs|
|Heliconius charitonius from Central and S. America|
|One of Alvin, Simon or Theodore|
|The amazingly curious otters. They are Oriental |
small-clawed otters and were very noisily chirping
and meowing to each other.
|Isla found a puddle! Her new shoes |
are fairly waterproof.
|Pig! She is called Winnie.|
|And back to the otters again. They wanted to come home with us.|
Today Isla and I went to HorseWorld. We met up with Isla's friends Jack and Chloe there. Chloe had been before and showed us round. Isla said 'biiiiiig neigh neigh' quite a lot while we were there. The shire horses in particular were HUGE. There were lots of donkeys, ponies of various kinds and lots of other animals. The horses were all rescued, it is a charity. Isla stroked the nose of a brown pony while there was a talk about the horses in the main ring. She was very excited by this!
Also TRACTORS. For children to ride on. Isla, Jack and Chloe were in their element. There was a stable full of wood shavings with wheelbarrows, rakes and buckets and spades for the children to play with. The three toddlers could happily have stayed in there all day if we'd let them.
|The shire horse who looked a bit like Charlie|
|Looking at the donkeys|
|Bubbles the pony. Not at all like her|
Little Britain namesake thank goodness
|Isla very bravely inside a combine harvester|
|Just chillin' by another horse....|
|A donkey called Mimi.|
|Doing a spot of mucking out|
|A lovely shire horse with only one eye. |
He was HUGE! Friendly though, and very into his carrots.
Back home with crayons and stickers!