Youngsters spread their wings at Sheffield park butterfly walk

Youngsters got the chance to get up close and personal with wildlife at a specialist butterfly walk at a Sheffield park.

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.

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, 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.

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

"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.
The Big Butterfly Count Walk at Manor Fields Park.