Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Fox Takes a Twilight Tour of Butterfly Park


Fox sighted at New Ferry Butterfly Park
Fox sighted at New Ferry Butterfly Park

On a late afternoon trip to New Ferry Butterfly this handsome fox was spotted. He stopped to look at the photographer...


The fox stopped to look at the photographer.
The fox stopped to look at the photographer


…then carried on through the vegetation on his rounds.


Fox walking away through the vegetation at the Butterfly Park
Fox walking away through the vegetation at the Butterfly Park.

Photographs: Richard Ash


Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Beginning a New Year at the Butterfly Park

We hope everyone enjoyed a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Here are some January photographs from New Ferry Butterfly Park.


Hazel catkins
Hazel catkins

One hazel bush is out in flower already.


Guelder rose berries
Guelder rose berries


Guelder rose berries are still on the bush, a sign that the migratory thrushes like redwing have not found them yet.


Frozen pond at the Butterfly Park
Frozen pond at the Butterfly Park


The pond froze over - we have not seen that many times in recent years.

The Butterfly Park is closed to the public until May but we hope these pictures inspire you to keep looking for nature's changes through the winter. It's a great boost to wellbeing while we try to cope with the latest lockdown. As ever we would love to see any photos you take. You can email us or contact us through our Facebook page.