It’s the time of year again when the butterflies are on the wing. These incredible creatures go through such an amazing transformation from a tiny egg to their adult form as a fluttering beauty!

Our Education Team has put together a short information sheet on the butterfly life cycle, including a quiz sheet to test your newly acquired knowledge. Click here to download the fact sheet. We have also created a butterfly life cycle colouring sheet, click here to download your copy.

Click here to download the lifecycle of the peacock butterfly.

We will also be uploading a short video to our Facebook page shortly where Head Guide Michael will talk you through a caterpillar themed arts and crafts activity.

If you have any questions about butterflies, or indeed suggestions for future species or habitats to feature please phone 098 49888 or email us on ballycroyvisitorcentre@housing.gov.ie