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Toddlers Enjoy Magical Butterfly Release

Green-fingered toddlers who raised butterflies from caterpillar larvae have released them into a wildlife garden they helped to create.

The event took place by the bird aviary at Brampton Park earlier this week and involved children from the Giggles & Wiggles nursery in Newcastle.

The youngsters are now taking part in a butterfly hunt around the park on Monday, 23 July – information will be passed on to the Butterfly Conservation organisation as part of the Big Butterfly Count, a national project running from 20 July to 12 August. They will also make bird feeders out of pine cones and learn about the importance of worms in the garden.

The wildlife garden, once a tired corner of the park, was transformed by the nursery children last year and is now used as an outdoor classroom. It links in with the RHS’s “Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife” theme for this summer’s Britain in Bloom campaign.

More recently they helped engineers to plant a range of perennial plants, including lavender and aquilegia, which add extra interest and attract bees and other important pollinators.

Newcastle in Bloom represents the Heart of England region in the illustrious “Champion of Champions” section of the national UK Bloom finals this year. It is also competing in the small city category of Heart of England in Bloom.




Last updated 20 July, 2018