Youngsters spread their wings at Sheffield park butterfly walk

Children run through the meadow looking for butterflies on the Big Butterfly Count walk at Manor Fields Park. Pictures: Andrew Roe.
Children run through the meadow looking for butterflies on the Big Butterfly Count walk at Manor Fields Park. Pictures: Andrew Roe.
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Youngsters got the chance to get up close and personal with wildlife at a specialist butterfly walk at a Sheffield park.

Around a dozen families attended the event, which was held as part of the Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count, at Manor Fields Park on Wednesday.

Rose Tomson with a common blue butterfly on the big butterfly count walk at Manor Fields Park.

Rose Tomson with a common blue butterfly on the big butterfly count walk at Manor Fields Park.

Rose Tomson, community ranger at the park, said: "It was brilliant - the kids loved it. We had kids who have never done a lot of the stuff we do.

"Some of the kids caught some really nice butterflies during the event as well as learning how to spot them in their own gardens and when out and about.

"A couple of the kids were really into their wildlife, which was great to see and I think they all enjoyed it."

For more information on other events at Manor Fields Park visit www.manorfieldspark.org.

Children run through the meadow looking for butterflies on the Big Butterfly Count walk at Manor Fields Park.

Children run through the meadow looking for butterflies on the Big Butterfly Count walk at Manor Fields Park.

The Big Butterfly Count Walk at Manor Fields Park.

The Big Butterfly Count Walk at Manor Fields Park.