Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center


Nature preservation is one of the things Filipinos specifically Boholanos are concentrating in the past years. One very spectacular tourist spot I found in Bohol is the Butterfly Conservation Center. There are 3 Butterfly Conservation Centers in Bohol, namely, Simply Butterflies Conservation Center, Sagbayan Peak Butterfly Dome and Can-olin Butterfly Sanctuary.

The Butterfly Compound that we visited during this recent stay in Bohol is Simply Butterflies Conservation Center which is a lot bigger and better compared to the Butterfly Farm in Boracay. It is located in Bilar, Bohol in the Philippines. It is a 30-40 minutes travel from Tagbilaran City, 15-20 minutes away from Loboc River and 5 minutes away from the Mahogany Man-Made Forest.

In the orientation area, we were entertained by a local tour guide who showed us the biggest butterfly and the biggest moth in the Philippines and informed us many other things about butterflies before going to the garden. He showed us the butterfly life cycle starting from the egg, to caterpillar, to pupa and of course the full grown butterfly. He showed us some images from the cardboard and pictures in frames found in the area. He also gave us actual egg and caterpillars to hold and feel.

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center

Simply Butterflies Conservation Center

Tour Guide

Tour Guide

How Butterflies Mate

How Butterflies Mate

The butterfly egg

The butterfly egg

Caterpillar on leaves

Caterpillar on leaves

Cocoon

Cocoon

Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Butterflies mate in such a way that male butterfly are always below the female butterfly because females are superior than male. To determine which ever is the male and female between the two butterflies during mating, the female is seen as the only one flapping her wings while carrying the male and the male is simply sticking his into hers. =)

The Butterfly Conservation Center has both a Butterfly garden and a Butterfly enclosure. The garden is in an open landscape with flower garden that attracts butterfly to feed on them. The place is visited by different species of local butterflies naturally. There are seats, pagoda and a hammock where one can relax under the shade and watch the butterflies flutter by.

The butterfly garden

The butterfly garden

The hammock

The hammock

The pagoda

The pagoda

The well and butterfly garden

The well and butterfly garden

The Butterfly enclosure is surrounded by nets to house butterflies and release some of them once the proper time comes. These housed butterflies are used for research and preservation of both butterflies and plants. The garden is full of colorful plants obviously because of the pollination activity of the full-grown butterflies.

During our short tour we also learned that spiders are predators to butterflies and there isn’t any problem if this is happening inside the Butterfly Conservation Center as it is part of the Cycle of Nature.
Inside the Butterfly Conservation Center you can eat some foods at their Restaurant while watching the butterflies. You can buy at the Gift Shoppe which sells butterflies and butterfly by-products. There’s also a Visitor Center where groups can chit-chat and a Barbeque Stand to grill and eat your favorite barbeques. Comfort Rooms and a spacious Car Park are also available. The butterfly conservation center opens daily from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

The orientation area

The orientation area

Butterflies are friendly

Butterflies are friendly

The Butterfly Enclosure

The Butterfly Enclosure

Yellow Bell?

Yellow Bell?

Wonderful leaves near the restaurant

Wonderful leaves near the restaurant

The visitor hall

The visitor hall

The gift shoppe

The gift shoppe

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  1. jamielyn sy says:

    my entrence po ba D2? how much… tnk u…

  2. tezah zulueta says:

    good evening po tanung ko lang po kung nagbebenta po kau ng dried butterfly?
    gusto ko po sana bumili..
    pls text back immediately..
    here is my number 09169757791.

  3. tiffany belderol says:

    Good day!!…just wanna ask if you sell butterfly?coz i will use for the wedding?..
    and how much cost for each butterfly.

    thanks,
    tiffany

  4. tiffany belderol says:

    the wedding will be on Dec.17, so i need your reply pls…

    thanks,

  5. claire says:

    do you sell preserved butterflies of different species?how much will it cost me if it will be delivered to iloilo?

  6. Christian K. Bagongon says:

    May 17, 2012

    Dear Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center,

    Greetings!

    My name is Christian K. Bagongon and I am a biology teacher in one of the private schools in Cagayan de Oro City. I searched the internet about butterfly sanctuaries and I read about your wonderful sanctuary. I am planning to have my students grow the host plant of a certain species of butterfly as well as the butterfly. I am thinking of letting my high school students to plant the seeds of the host plant and afterwards let the students put the eggs or larvae of a certain species of butterfly on the plant in a big butterfly cage. This will serve as their project for the whole school year.

    In this view, I would like to talk with you about how we can acquire some of the seeds of host plant and the eggs/larvae of a certain butterfly. This project will really develop my students’ Science skills and they will appreciate more about life. It is my dream that you would help us in achieving this goal.

    Thank you so much and hope to hear from you soon. God bless!

    Sincerely,
    Christian K. Bagongon

  7. rene mercado says:

    sir/mam,

    i would like to inquire on either you are selling your butterflies or not. if so, can i buy it as caterpillar? and how are these, regardless of the species. but am thinking of buying all your available species. am making a farm for my kids and they love butterflies so much. thank you!! 09157970315

  8. Patrick says:

    I am really surprised by high praises here, because the sanctuary was really nothing special. I feared this and asked at the entrance how many species there are and how many butterflies, girls there were unable to give any idea about that, so fearing worst I went in. The guide knew to tell that there were about 10 species, which were all the common ones found on the island.
    Frankly I have seen more butterflies just in the nature, the garden itself was very small and perhaps a high point to some would be that some of the butterflies a handler would set on your head/face/whatever for a photo… so not surprisingly those photo-op butterflies had less than nice looking wings and it was just really sad… price wasn’t high but I was very disappointed, even though I had feared that this wouldn’t be anything like I’d seen before.
    If you have seen butterflies before, you don’t need to go.

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