30 June 2010

A series of new and vibrant interpretation panels along with a superb new wildlife viewing point are to be unveiled on Friday 2nd July at 2:30 p.m. at Northamptonshire County Council’s Fermyn Woods Country Park.

The three panels explain about the butterflies, the pond life and the general wildlife of the park and the viewing point provides an accessible and screened seating area where people can sit quietly and watch the wildlife for themselves.

The project has been jointly funded by WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Limited) and Butterfly Conservation (Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire).

Matthew Oates, Nature Conservation Advisor for the National Trust and one of the country’s leading butterfly experts, will be taking time out from spotting the elusive and beautiful Purple Emperor Butterflies to unveil the panels and open the project.

Fermyn Woods Country Park has long been known as a great place to spot some of the county’s more unusual butterflies, from the vivid Green Hairstreak to the the spectacularly beautiful Purple Emperor Butterfly. The new panels will hopefully inspire visitors to discover more about these exquisite creatures. The Purple Emperor butterflies are now at their peak in Fermyn Woods and provide visitors with a wonderful opportunity to see them. Advice on where to find them is available from the Rangers at Fermyn Woods Country Park.