2,000 butterflies were released in Phuket.
I did not realise the butterfly is an indicator of a healthy eco-system. I thought it was a beautiful but fragile insect, and that if I stood long enough it would sit on my finger.
This was the fifth event arranged by the Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World. The butterflies released by us were bred by the Phuket Butterfly Garden and Insect World, who are also involved in a program to breed specific species of butterflies.
The atmosphere was lovely at the event with a lots of local children and people turning up at the Khao Phra Thaew Wildlife Reserve in Thalang near Bang Pae Waterfall.
In addition to 2,000 butterflies released, 800 trees were also planted in the area.
If this were not enough, donations were made to the Phuket Special School,
or the Gibbon Rehabilitation Program.
Our heartfelt thanks to the Phuket Garden and Insect World,
and if you are in Phuket, make it a point to visit them.