A guided butterfly and nature walk in Middleton Park

A Purple Hairstreak butterfly sitting on a leaf

This month’s free guided walk in Middleton Park is organised by the Friends of Middleton Park is on Sunday (30 July 2023 and will look at butterflies and nature in the park.

Part of Middleton Park is a Nature Reserve, and at this time of year there are many butterflies and other insects around. We will see how many different sorts of butterfly we can find.

While the park cannot boast any rare species, it does have a good population of Purple Hairstreak butterflies.  The Purple Hairstreak can be hard to spot and is often overlooked, not many people seeing it.  Let hope for some sun to bring them out in good numbers!

But whatever the weather we hope to have a friendly, enjoyable and informative walk around this jewel of a park.

Join the Friends of Middleton Park guide at 1:30 pm this Sunday at the Visitor Centre in the park, for a walk of about one and a half hours. Walks in the park may often include muddy or wet wooodland paths, so please wear boots or walking shoes, and appropriate clothing.


This post was written by Jim Jackson

Photo: A Purple Hairsteak butterfly (Neozephyrus quercus).  Credit: Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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