24th August 2017
Brook Park in Mansfield has shown itself to be a real haven for wildlife with an impressive 11 butterfly species spotted during an afternoon wildlife walk.
A group of 15 people headed out on to the site last weekend, exploring some of the grassland habitats within the park’s 37 hectares.
Led by Marion Farrell of Groundwork, which looks after Brook Park on behalf of the Land Trust, and local butterfly expert Jim Anderson, the session was a great success.
Marion said: “The butterflies were most co-operative and we saw 11 species; Red admiral, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell, Painted lady, Comma, Large white, Green veined white, Meadow brown, Common blue, Small heath and Purple hairstreak. This latter specimen was very faded and as it was right next to an elm which we know does have White letter hairstreak we thought that was it, but thanks to Ken Orpe, Derbyshire County Recorder, we were glad to be corrected.”
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