26 Nov (Sat): HortPark Butterfly Garden guided tour

HortPark's Butterfly Garden is a 150-sqm landscaped theme garden  comprising an enclosure and an outdoor garden. Providing a visual feast  of tropical plants and nearly 20 species of native butterflies, the  Butterfly Garden enables visitors to learn about the different stages of  metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar into butterfly. Within the  enclosure, visitors are greeted with an up close and personal encounter  with these flying jewels and can observe how pupae emerge into adult  butterflies before taking their maiden flight.

The Butterfly  Garden also serves as an experimental garden for National Parks Board to  work on a Butterfly Species Recovery Programme to research on suitable  nectar and host plants for breeding a variety of butterfly species,  including locally extinct species such as Clipper (Parthenos sylvia) and Common Sergeant (Athyma perius).

Get  up close and personal with the flying jewels, and learn their different  stages of metamorphosis from egg to caterpillar into butterfly. Observe  how pupae emerge into adult butterflies before taking their maiden  flight within HortPark's Butterfly Garden.

This walk is free and is held every last Saturday of the month.

Time: 9-11am, please gather at the Butterfly Garden for the tour
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/
Contact: 6471 5601

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