Tropical Butterfly House Visit
Reception and Year 1 were blessed with fantastic weather for their outing to the Tropical Butterfly House. Armed with a delicious picnic and gallons of water, an excitable group of children boarded the coach and set off to the sunny climes of Rotherham. On arrival we were greeted by Sue who gave us our running order for the day. The first stop was with the Meerkats who delighted us all with their latest arrivals - three tiny babies. They were busy catching passing insects and tumbling about in the dust while Mum and Dad kept a watchful look out. Next it was into the hot steamy tropical rainforest hut. Here we were given the opportunity to hold giant African millipedes, hissing cockroaches and a stick insect that looked just like a leaf! A mirage of butterflies fluttered around us as we wandered through the very noisy rainforest. Some were the most amazing colours, others perfectly camouflaged and one species had wings like glass! We spotted iguanas, terrapins, leaf cutter ants, humming birds, parrots, scorpions and caiman crocodiles. Not to mention frogs of every description and size, from cute poisonous dart frogs to big ugly bull frogs. The tropical hut was a truly magical experience emitting a cacophony of sound and tantalizing all our senses. We had the most wonderful day and the children surpassed themselves behaving impeccably – a real credit to S. Anselms and a pleasure to take out on a trip.
Wed, July 6, 2011