A weekend of nature’s bounty

| 05/03/2009

(CNS): Lovers of nature’s prettier things are in for a treat this weekend with the opportunity to get up close and personal with orchids and butterflies. The Cayman Islands Orchid Society will be holding its annual show at the Botanic Park and the National Trust will be hosting a butterfly walk in the grounds around the Mission House.


The annual orchid show and sale is always a great attraction when some of the islands expert growers offer the benefit of their extensive knowledge on growing these incredible flowers. The show will also feature blooming orchids, orchid culture demonstrations and plants, books and jewellery will be exhibited and sold. Local food will also be for sale.

The show runs all day Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 March, at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, Frank Sound Road, North Side. Entrance is CI$8 for adults, and free for children younger than 12.

Meanwhile on Saturday between 10-11 am butterfly fans will have the opportunity to meet Dr Askew, a visiting scientist from UK and joint author of “Butterflies of the Cayman Islands” with Ann Stafford.  The butterfly experts will be hosting a relaxing but informative walk and talk about butterflies in the grounds of the Historic Mission House in Bodden Town. The walk is free of charge and the National Trust said all are welcome.

For more details Call the NT 947 5805 or the Botanic Park on 947-9462


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  1. Green Hornet says:

    Why did Dr. Askew not visit the Brac as he did last Spring as part of his research for the book?