Friday, January 06, 2006

Flutter by the Caymans

Visitors to the Cayman Islands can give themselves a break from the sun, sea and sand routine to visit a series of beautiful, landscaped butterfly farms which attract thousands of people every year.

The most recent of the butterfly farms, opened in George Town on Grand Cayman has been open since February 2003, and like the other farms, boasts huge meshed enclosed gardens with ponds, fish, waterfalls and, of course, hundreds of butterflies from around the world.

Educational as well as aesthetic, the butterfly farms offer tours of the compound which allow visitors the chance to learn about the evolutionary cycle of butterflies from weird and wonderful caterpillars to butterflies as well as proving some interesting facts about these spectacular insects. If you're really lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a new butterfly emerging from its cocoon.

The farm recommends that visitors wear bright colours and perfume if they want butterflies to land on them, so it is an ideal occasion to show off your best Hawaiian shirts!

The farm near George Town is open all year round.



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