World of Butterflies in Marikina
Butterflies, a cousin of Tutubi (dragonfly) in the insect world represent the most beautiful members of the Insect kingdom. (Dragonflies are the most handsome, hands down, this is Tutubi's blog, remember?)
picture chrysalis hanging on a girdle (resting stage of moths is called cocoon, chrysalis for butterflies)
photo of a larva (caterpillar) on a host plant
the giant Mariposa (a moth, Scientific Name: Atticus Atlas)
No pictures of fluttering butterflies since they're mostly flying in the morning, not in the afternoon and evening, like moths do.
Will post butterfly pictures in an upcoming series on butterfly watching! :P
Marikina World of Butterflies
Mondays to Sundays 8am to 5pm
Champagnat corner Ordonez Sts
Brgy. Marikina Heights, Marikina City
Telephone No.: 9413747
P20 for students, senior citizens and Marikina residents
P40 for tourists and visitors
How to go to Marikina World of Butterflies:
Commute: Board a Marikina-bound FX on Aurora Blvd in Cubao, Quezon City, drop off at Meralco then hire a tricycle.
Directions to Marikina World of Butterflies
UPDATE: April 2011: this facility was hit by typhoon Ondoy where most of the butterflies died. probably not in good condition up to this time
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:43 PM,
- At Nov 17, 2007, 4:46:00 PM, said...
hey, please label the pics. the last one is the giant moth, Atticus sp. ata - resty o.
- At Nov 17, 2007, 8:41:00 PM, Sidney said...
Interesting trip! I don't know that place. Need to put this on my to do list !
- At Nov 18, 2007, 12:11:00 AM, dave (",) said...
i also like dragonflies, they're sleek and efficient fliers. though butterflies in varying life stages were part of my childhood backyard observations. still, i encountered only about three species back then. how about this one in marikina? do you have a list of species in there?
- At Nov 18, 2007, 10:31:00 AM, RennyBA said...
What a lovely trip and great pics - very exotic for a Norwegian you know - thanks for sharing!
Btw: Thanks for your anniversary greeting and great support on my Best European Blog nominations.
- At Nov 18, 2007, 7:31:00 PM, kneeko said...
woowww what a great pictures or your baby cousins hehehee...
you captured every details of the subjects...
thanks for sharing dragonfly :P
- At Nov 19, 2007, 7:26:00 AM, carlotta said...
kool, another place in marikina to visit. wala nako maisip kasi besides riverbanks.
- At Nov 20, 2007, 10:08:00 AM, tutubi said...
r.o., updated already. it's the picture of a giant mariposa and yes, it's a moth
sidney, i will go back there to take pictures of the host plants of the butterflies :)
dave, a return trip is in the offing one of these days for i'm studying butterfly gardening :)
rennyba, buterflies don't grow in cold countries. they need the warmth of the sun to power them up
kneeko, now you're changing my name to english :P
carlotta, i'm asking J to make a list of a marikina travel and food trip :)
- At Nov 20, 2007, 6:10:00 PM, biyahengpinoy said...
sayang, pumunta ka pala sa marikina. dapat naikot kita sa mga spots dito sa marikina. to know more info about marikina, i've made a blog just for marikina.
oo nga pala tutubi, ifefeature ng clickthecity.com ang videos ko. check mo na lang ang blog ko from time to time para maupdate ka. baka next week, uploaded na yun.
- At Nov 20, 2007, 6:37:00 PM, tutubi said...
biyahengpinoy, as i've mentioned in my post, J our guide is from Marikina.
what i needed really was information and location of MariKorea monument erected somewhere in your city to commemorate the heroism of Filipinos who fought during the Korean War. It's said that Marikina's rolling hills resemble those of Korea that's why the soldiers (PEFTOK) trained there.
Refer to the P500 bill for a picture of Ninoy Aquino covering that war as a journalist
any info and directions would be appreciated :P
- At Nov 20, 2007, 7:56:00 PM, biyahengpinoy said...
tutubi, i've posted an answer to your inquiry about marikorea's location in marikina city, in my marikeno blog. here is the direct link:
- At Nov 21, 2007, 8:30:00 AM, iskoo said...
maganda ito, 20 pesos lang babayaran ko (senior citizen!) hehehe. abangan namin susunod na pictures...
- At Nov 21, 2007, 11:40:00 AM, Ferdz said...
Matagal ko nang gusto puntahan to, pag nag swiswimming ako sa sports complex dun laging nakakalimutan ko hehe. Malapt ba sya sa complex?
- At Nov 21, 2007, 12:52:00 PM, said...
haven't been there. looks like a very interesting place to go to.
i'd like to visit it next year! :P
- At Nov 21, 2007, 6:23:00 PM, tutubi said...
iskoo, di ka papasa senior dun hehe
ferdz, di sya malapit dun. medyo malayo nang pumunta kami to both places
orange, visit it anytime :P
mhel, how about a backpacking marikina or marikina travel guide?
- At Nov 21, 2007, 6:57:00 PM, tina said...
yayy.. ;p i love butterfly farms.. hehe. ;p i like dragonflies as well.
- At Nov 22, 2007, 12:05:00 AM, mousey said...
maraming butterfly garden dito at ang mga butterflies galing ng pinas.
- At Nov 22, 2007, 5:48:00 PM, tin-tin said...
huy! mura lang ha. nakapunta ako yung sa aklan & subic
- At Nov 22, 2007, 6:17:00 PM, tutubi travel and living philippines said...
tina, pictures of butterflies in the works. do drop by again
mousey, nasan ka ba? will post information on other butterfly farms and gardens here one of these days
tin-tin, u have info on those 2 in aklan and subic?
- At Nov 23, 2007, 4:53:00 AM, biyahengpinoy said...
this is my reply to your inquiry about the marikorea monument in marikina city. i've placed a new picture of it. took a picture of it just yesterday. here is the link.
if you guys have any other questions about marikina, i'll try to answer all of them. thanks tutubi.
- At Nov 24, 2007, 10:27:00 AM, dodong flores said...
Will wait for those upcoming butterfly photos :D :D :D
- At Mar 27, 2008, 12:56:00 AM, arlene said...
Im from Marikina yet I've never been to World of Butterflies. Gotta go and visit one day!
- At Oct 25, 2008, 8:59:00 AM, said...
hi. who do you travel with? do you accept new members in your escapades? i also love to travel.=)
- At Oct 25, 2008, 10:36:00 AM, tutubi said...
anonymous, sometimes i travel alone, oftentimes with a friend or two, always unplanned and on short notice. the last planned trip of mine was the calaguas island (where my header pic was taken)
- At Mar 15, 2009, 2:10:00 PM, said...
- At Dec 27, 2011, 10:03:00 AM, said...
I just want to know your full contact details including email address of Marikina World Butterflies.
- At Mar 6, 2012, 11:36:00 AM, said...
are you selling butterflies??
- At Mar 6, 2012, 11:38:00 AM, said...
are you selling butterflies??? for wedding purpose???
- At Sep 16, 2015, 3:20:00 AM, Hghgg Yguyy said...
world of butterflies are open for visitors?
- At Sep 16, 2015, 3:22:00 AM, Hghgg Yguyy said...
rehabilitation of world of butterflies are finish? is this open for visitors?