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"Sensational Butterflies" at the Natural History Museum

Monday 15 August

It was my birthday last Saturday, 21 again, and one of the venues was the Butterfly exhibit at the Natural History Museum. "Sensational Butterflies".

Normally I avoid these artificial displays. However this was exceedingly well put together suffice to say there were actually butterflies breeding within the display so I could hunt out eggs caterpillars and chrysalises on Bananas of all things.

The fruit table covered in Owl and leaf Butterflies was just great. The Piece De Résistance was The Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor peliedes from the Amazon, arguably one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world. There is no chance I will ever see this in the wild,so settling for Kensington is sort of okay.

In the Natural History Museum I could not resist catching up with T Rex,Triceratops and a Blue Whale - aren't we just brilliant at what we do in the U.K.!

Any way this event is on till the 11 th September and well worth a visit, especially for the next David Attenborough. Whoever she may be.

Richard Roebuck

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