I am trying to get a group of interested photographers together for a day out on Friday 10th May. This will be to visit ‘Butterfly World’ at St. Albans AL2 3NY. Here they currently have one large greenhouse full of various butterflies in a convenient to photograph situation. The park opens at 10.00am and I would hope to get there promptly as space to move about the greenhouse is limited and your cameras will also need a little time to demist because of the humidity. Entrance fee is £5. There is a restaurant as well as other attractions such as leaf-cutter ants and attractive themed gardens.
After spending a couple of hours here I was then planning on moving on to the ‘Paradise Wildlife Park’ EN10 7QA about half an hour further around the M25. This attractive zoo is well known for the variety of big cat species and has a number of raised walkways and viewing areas enabling you, with a bit of patience, to get some fence-free shots of the animals. All of the usual zoo facilities are available. Entrance fee is £16 for adults or £13 for really old adults!
Both of these attractions have websites with further details; www.butterflyworldproject.com and www.pwpark.com
I would anticipate leaving Dean St car park around 08.45hrs and returning by about 19.00hrs.
If anybody is interested in coming along please contact me and let me know. Also if any of you are able to be a driver and to take passengers that would be greatly appreciated.