We started with a visit to the nearby butterfly gardens where there were lots of butterflies flying around. We saw owl butterflies, blue morphos and monarchs amongst others and BMG held some of the butterflies.
|Owl butterfly feeding on rotten banana|
|Indian leaf butterfly|
|Not sure what this one is called, but it looked a bit like a big bat|
BMG spotted a butterfly in trouble, caught up in a huge house spiders web, so she mounted a rescue operation and helped the poor butterfly to safety.
|A butterfly in danger|
|Northern Pine Snake|
|African grey parrot|
|Golden pheasant with attitude|
|We found lots of fossilized shells|
|The closest we came to finding a sharks tooth - |
I'm not sure it is one though!
|We found some pretty shells whilst hunting for fossils|
When we moved on to a second set of rocks, we found lots of anemones, but no starfish or common whelks. Strange that one set of rocks was home to one set of creatures and a second set of rocks only a few meters away was home to a different set.
|Bug Mad Island was reclaimed|
|Looking back from Bug Mad Island - the nearest rocks had anemones |
and the set further away had starfish and whelks
We had a look for the large fossil we'd found a couple of days ago in one of the giant rocks, but we couldn't find it. We did find lots of others though, including some that looked like fish fins.
What a great last day to our holiday!