The entrance to the sanctuary
the rare butterfly
The first of its kind in the Philippines, the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary is an all-natural haven of butterflies with no enclosure. It exists since 1974 as a result of a personal passion of artist Julian Jumalon. You can find 53 kinds of butterfly species flying freely around the garden sanctuary including the beautiful Daedalus with a least 10 to 15 kinds guaranteed to be spotted within a day. The garden has at least 100 kinds of butterfly food plants, the source of attraction for these graceful creatures. The sanctuary also houses complete life histories of butterfly species – a precious tool for biology students working on their theses – and the oldest existing collection of butterflies with specimens dating back to the 1930’s and some of the most wanted butterflies in the world.
The sanctuary also has an Art Gallery featuring a description of artist professor Julian Jumalon’s dedication to art and a collection of the paintings including a number of his lepido-mosaics, cottages utilizing butterfly wings as its medium. The sanctuary and gallery is located along the Basak Elementary School Side Road in Basak, Pardo, Cebu City.
The entrance of of Php 50.00 for adult and Php 25.00 for kid will help the owner and management in maintaining the sanctuary.
the life cycle of a butterfly
a butterfly shaped shrub
the most colorful butterfly in the sanctuary
mating butterfly in my palm
the largest butterfly in the sanctuary
The preserved butterflies of different kinds from different countries
Kuya Boy Ozman, son of the late mosaic artist and Dr. Julian Jumalon.
Cran with an Aussie guest and his girlfriend.