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Chance for people to help catalogue bees and butterflies in Beacon Park

People are being invited to help catalogue Lichfield’s bees and butterflies.

A series of free walks in Beacon Park are being organised by Lichfield District Council’s parks team to help develop records about insect numbers, which will feed into national databases.”

The first walk is from 10am to 12pm on April 6.The monthly walks will then continue on the first Thursday of every month until the final one on September 7.

Ruth Witczak, community and education officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “Butterflies and bees are fascinating insects and extremely important pollinators but, rather worryingly, some species are in decline.

“Surveying Beacon Park and feeding into wider records will helps scientists build up a picture of populations and trends and hopefully ultimately conserve these essential invertebrates.

“We can also use the data we collect on the walks when putting together our planting schemes to encourage butterfly and bee species that need a boost.”

The walks can only take place if the conditions are right for spotting butterflies and bees. This means they may be cancelled if is windy, overcast or raining. To confirm whether a walk is taking place on the day call 01543 308869.

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