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Butterflies seen at Broomhill Park and the Old Orchard woodland area.  A favourite spot to see these varieties is at the top of Broomhill by Gorse Road. From left to right: Marbled White, Comma, Meadow Brown,Speckled Wood, White and Gatekeeper.
 

Wildflowers at Broomhill Park and the Old Orchard woodland area. Broomhill Park has a large grass bank which is left to grow as a meadow, not cut until late summer. This, along with the woodland area, provide a rich habitat for wildlife and supply a vital source of food for pollinators.

 

Here are some of the bumblebees that can be found at Broomhill Park and the Old Orchard woodland area. Friends of Broomhill are working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and are currently setting up a BeeWalk to monitor and record the species we find. (Red-tailed bumblebee,and Buff-tailed bumblebee.)