Letters: I'm trying to bang the drum for Richmond Park

Thank you very much Prof Ian Rotherham for your weekly column, great reading!

Monday, 12th August 2019, 10:26 am
Updated Monday, 12th August 2019, 10:37 am
Sheffield weather expert Professor Ian Rotherham.

I'm trying to bang the drum for Richmond Park in South Sheffield. In spite of incessant mowing by zealous Council operatives the park is very rich in wild-life including elusive purple hairstreaks. Recently a local Beaver group did a butterfly count and we recorded 48 butterflies including Essex Skipper, comma, and multitudes of gatekeepers. We are looking to develop accessibility and information.

One of our local experts has written a really informative blog which might interest you.

http://blechnum.co.uk/dir/wp/2019/08/07/wildflowers-in-richmond-park/

Philip Ireson