Bohol is home to many interesting sights and activities that tourists can enjoy. And one of them is butterfly watching in Bilar where Simply Butterflies Conservation Center is situated. The center is a butterfly garden with plenty of beautiful things to see including 300+ species of butterflies. So if you are planning to visit Bohol this year, make sure to include butterfly watching in your bucket list.
The Lovely Butterfly Garden
If you love mother nature, you will also love how butterflies make the environment more pleasing to the eye. The best place for butterfly watching is in Poblacion, Bilar where the conservation center is built. It was actually founded to enhance and secure natural environment wherein these beautiful winged creatures can thrive and live.
The staff at the center continues to research and study what type of plants they like as well as their population and breeding habits. With various colors and sizes, the diversity of butterflies in Bohol makes it a unique travel destination in the Philippines. Be mesmerized by how beautiful these flying creatures are and understand why they are being preserved and reproduced by the locals in the island-province.
How the Conservation Center Works
Well, the facility was built with the preservation of butterflies in mind. Due to the dwindling population of these rare species, the conservation center was created to breed more of them and prevent their demise. There are paid breeders who work on the center to make sure that the butterflies are well taken care of. They also maintain the facility while helping the species breed in the healthiest way.
You can discover through butterfly watching in Bohol how the rare host plants, capturing of butterflies, and illegal poaching result to smaller population. Hence, the reproduction was thought to be the perfect solution to make sure they thrive and love longer in the region. The reproduction for export helps in funding host plant research and study in the center. So people can expect for rare butterflies as reproduced in the facility.
What To Expect in the Conservation Center
If you’re going to visit the center you will find a lot of conveniences. To give you an idea, here’s everything you will see while enjoying your time in butterfly watching:
- butterfly garden
- nature trail
- butterfly enclosure
- more than 300 species of butterflies
- snack and rest area
- gift shop
- visitor center
- well maintained comfort rooms
- BBQ Buko parlor
For the butterfly facility, you will see plant farm, feeding area, product workshop, and a breeding center.
How to Get There
From Tagbilaran, it will take an hour going to Bilar depending on the mode of transportation. The conservation center is situated along the route going to the Chocolate Hills. Don’t worry because there are signages to help you out. It’s approximately one kilometer from Bilar market. You can choose a tourist van or taxi to take you to the Butterfly Garden, coming from the sea port. For backpackers, you can take a public van or bus for more convenience.