Pensthorpe members participate in big butterfly count

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Three members of Pensthorpe’s junior board have been on clipboard and notebook duty in the park’s gardens and meadows as part of the UK big butterfly count.

The youngsters responded to a plea by Butterfly Conservation to take part in the charity’s national survey by counting the number and type of butterflies spotted during a 15-minute window. Their results means that more than half of the 20 species listed on the identification chart have been spotted enjoying the natural park’s flower-rich environment.

Pictured are Oona Amienne-Foster, Bradley Rope and Nadia Jolley in one of the four gardens at Pensthorpe.