Sunday, 9 August 2015

Butterfly Park Anniversary Celebrations

On Sunday August 9th New Ferry Butterfly Park celebrated being open to the public for 20 years.

1995 was European Nature Conservation Year and Mel Roberts, the Park’s founder invited MEP Lyndon Harrison to officially open the nature reserve. We were very pleased to invite Lord Harrison back again to celebrate the developments at the Park and raise our newly acquired Green Flag.

The Park’s honorary secretary Paul Loughnane said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the second time from Keep Britain Tidy and also we were one of only 25 sites in the country to win a pollinator award, which shows our habitat management for butterflies has also benefited an increase in bee populations here”.

Lord Harrison was pleased to be back to see how much had been achieved and was especially pleased to see how many local volunteers were actively engaged in running the Park.

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