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Hopes winged wonders will stop Deer Park development

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28.07.2022

Campaigners have found a pretty way to protest the development of a beloved green space in the form of butterflies.

The Big Butterfly Count took place at Old Catton's Deer Park on Tuesday with around 40 children learning about why the Grade II* listed area is so important to the area.

There are fears within the community over the future of the park after it was purchased by Devlin Developments from the Old Catton Buxton family in March.

Roberta Hughes of the Deer Park Action Group organised the butterfly count to highlight the variety of wildlife which needs protecting.

During the count, the group witnessed 169 sightings of butterflies.

Sixteen different species were identified - some of which would move away if the environment changed, an expert has warned.

Families taking part in the Big Butterfly Count at Old Catton's Deer Park - Credit: Kathy Branson

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© Norwich Evening News


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