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The sun shone gloriously yesterday in London to mark the opening of our Butterfly Explorers exhibition outside on the east lawn.

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Lots of visitors flocked in to the butterfly house, through the giant globe entrance, and the exhibition looks set to be a popular place over the rest of the school holidays and the coming summer months.

 

Have a look at the new Butterfly Explorers highlights slideshow on our website to see what exhibition treats await this year's butterfly adventurers, young and old. Get ready for a world expedition that's full of wonder, learning and fun, not forgetting 100s of dazzling live butterflies, a delectable feeding table (below), tall tree house and gigantic garden gnome.

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As the spring turns to summer, there’ll be more and more butterflies arriving and plants and flowers maturing. Already some of the first magical moon moths have emerged from their chrysalises and more rare species will make the butterfly house their home over the coming months.

 

This year's butterfly exhibition is part of the UK International Year of Biodiversity 2010 and highlights the variety of butterfly species around the world, their  conservation and theats to their survival.

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Go on a journey from the exotic to the familiar...