The 2 Bohol Butterfly Sanctuaries
There are two (2) Butterfly Sanctuaries in Bohol. One is located at Bilar town and a smaller enclosure is in Sagbayan peak.
Simply Butterflies Conservation Center
Simply Butterflies Conservation Center is located in Bilar town in the interior part of Bohol. Wide and spacious, it is the first butterfly livelihood breeding and conservation program in Bohol. Entrance is twenty (20) pesos each and a well-versed tour guide is provided.
Tour of the place will take almost two hours. One will be able to see and observe the whole life cycle of this beautiful insect – from the courting stage, mating, laying of eggs; from a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, and finally into a whole new creation, the wondrous butterfly! The metamorphosis from worm to butterfly is baffling yet truly fascinating!
Bilar is observed to host 200 species of butterflies and the Center seeks ways and means to conserve and breed them. An enclosure has been built to protect the butterflies from predators which can give them 70% survival rate. Outside, the survival rate is only 2%. Several of its kind is enclosed in a 30 x 30-foot net, provided with flowering and host plants and water.
Butterfly Dome at Sagbayan Peak
Sagbayan Peak is a mountain resort and recreation center located in the town of Sagbayan, about 45 miles northwest of Tagbilaran City. They have a butterfly dome which houses about 18 species of these wondrous winged creatures. Flowering plants augment the inside of the dome with a very big man-made butterfly gracing the center.