Have a look for bugs in our park!
Capture a pic on a smartphone and we can identify it and add it to the count!
We can’t hold our annual bug count this year, so we need you to send us pictures of all the bugs – butterflies, bees and all the other insects – that you can find on the park!
An Essex Skipper – found on this park for the first time this summer -can you see another?
A Gatekeeper Butterfly – there’s at least 6 of these in the meadow area, can you count more?
Small White Butterfly – you can tell it from the Large White, not by size (!), but because it only has grey wingtips, not black.
This pretty hover-fly is called a Dead Head hover-fly because there’s a black skull on it
White tailed bumble bee (worker) on a white bindweed flower
Red-tailed bumble bee (worker) on a Knapp Weed flower
Honey Bee on a Russian vine flower
Patchwork leafcutter bee – look for scallop-edged holes in leaves and flowers that this bee makes
A wool carder bee, she stores pollen on her tummy
A common carder bumblebee, they make cups for their larvae and stores out of hairs they shave from plant stalks