Saturday, 25 July 2020

Out and About at New Ferry Butterfly Park in July


Here are some photos from Hilary Ash that show some of the wildlife that was seen in New Ferry Butterfly Park in July.

1. Caterpillar on bindweed – it’s good that something eats this plant! The flowers are attractive but this is another Victorian garden escape that can over-run an area.

Caterpillar on bindweed


2. Cinnabar moth caterpillar on ragwort. A good year for this declining moth.

Cinnabar moth caterpillar on ragwort


3. A common blue butterfly roosting on purple loosestrife. Holly blues are out now as well.

Common blue butterfly roosting on purple loosestrife


4. A comma butterfly that must have had a narrow escape - it has lost part of its hind wings.

Comma butterfly


5. Speckled wood


Speckled wood


6. Red valerian


Red valerian


7. Rose bay willowherb

Rose bay willowherb


8. St John’s wort

St John’s wort


We were very pleased to welcome Cheshire Wildlife Trust's chairman Bill Stothart and his wife Catherine (far right on the first photograph) for a visit to New Ferry Butterfly Park on July 21st. The weather obliged with plenty of butterflies and bees to be seen.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust's chairman Bill Stothart and his wife Catherine visiting the Butterfly Park


Cheshire Wildlife Trust's chairman Bill Stothart (right) visiting the Butterfly Park

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