We head straight to Bohol Butterfly Sanctuary right after the quick photo op at Loboc’s Man-made forest. It’s been years since I last visited a butterfly garden. My last visit was back when I was still in 5th grade. That’s about a decade ago!
Upon entering the Bohol Butterfly Sanctuary, you’ll pass by these frames of preserved butterfly remains. Your guide will accompany you throughout the visit and they will explain different terminologies, and things about how butterflies live. There are a ton of frames of preserved butterflies but I chose to only upload a few. Our guide even showed as a frame of preserved remains of gay butterflies, he said they tend to have shorter life span than males and females.
There’s actually frames of preserved butterflies and moths everywhere. Before entering the actual garden, we passed by these caterpillars. Yes, tourists are allowed to touch them but I didn’t dare do it. It seriously freaks me out. Earvin, on the other hand let it crawl in his arms and hand. One caterpillar even puked at his hand. Haha!
Next to the caterpillars are moth and butterfly pupa. The smaller ones are the butterfly pupa while the bigger ones are moth pupa.
Inside the butterfly garden, you get to see lots of butterflies flying around. Our guide said that tourists used to be allowed to touch them but because of the butterfly’s powdery wings which gets damaged easily, it is now prohibited. Your guide can catch it and lay a butterfly on your hand though. 🙂
Our guide showed us this male butterfly, it does that sort of vibrating thing to attract female butterflies. He made us smell it and it actually smells like vanilla. Haha!
Our guide also showed us the butterfly’s defense mechanism. Apparently, they play dead as a defense mechanism.
In Bohol Butterfly Sanctuary, they hang a lot of these sponge looking thing which contains honey and water. The butterflies feed on it along with lots of flowers around the garden.
The guides in the Bohol Butterfly Sanctuary is very nice, friendly, and very funny. Their sense of humor is impeccable. Earvin and I are laughing our hearts out during our tour in the sanctuary. They have photography skills too! The photos of Earvin and I posing in front of the butterfly frames are taken by our guide. He’d even coach us where to stand and what pose to do. Haha!
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