I was visiting my friend Winni in St Albans last weekend. On Sunday afternoon we went to the nearby Butterfly World. It was very very very wet. Which was a bit unfortunate as a lot of it was outside.

For somewhere so butterfly-themed there is a surprising amount of ant-based exhibits. Including a rather scary giant ant in the outside play area.


A factoid I learnt: these leaf cutter ants are the only animals beside humans that grow their own food! Apparently they take these leafs back home and use them to grow edible fungus.


This daft but strong ant has picked up a stick instead of a leaf.


An actual butterfly (or is it a moth?), in the butterfly house.


Transparent wings! Drinking the nectar from the flower. Followed by an upside down butterfly.