Butterflies, Otters and Trains

On Saturday 16th July, the Club visited the Butterfly Farm at Buckfastleigh. There was a good turn out - eleven of us wilted in the high humidity of the butterfly house. This was not helped by the high temperatures of the day and us chasing the more energetic of this insect specie around their domain. Fortunately, a number of the residents were more sedentary in their lifestyle and made easy targets for our intrepid philanthropists.

It must have been approaching 'elevenses' when we succumbed and retreated for refreshments, sat in the shade …. well - most of us ... discussing our endeavours. "Did you see that big brown one? I got it when it moved and landed on the wall" said one excited member. “Lucky b......r” came the reply.

At this point somebody shouted, "They're feeding the otters shortly". After an Le-Mans style scramble, we fell into the Otter enclosure and got ourselves ready for the fun to begin. When feeding commenced, all you could hear was the clicking of shutter buttons as the keeper began feeding these delightful creatures. I hope someone was able to hear what was said regarding the otters.

With one o'clock approaching, the call of lunch prevailed and the group split into those who could manage only the morning, those for whom the pub called and the rest who headed off for the trains. Of course, as it was such a lovely day, ice creams were had a-plenty.

All we need now is a good sunset for our Snapes Point visit to send us off for our summer break.

Images from the day will be posted on our flickr site as they become available here: