butterfly-2SUNDAY 2 May 2010, 11.00 – 16.00. Grand Opening of New Ferry Butterfly Park for the Summer of 2010 and its first ever Art and Sculpture Trail.
Artist in Residence Carol Ramsay has curated an art trail with her own work and also featuring work by artists Karon McGunigall and Hayley Parfitt as well as a joint installation by Emma Kemp and Chris Colville.

“Since  the threat  of closure, the parks public profile  has  never  been so  high and  this has resulted in  many offers  of help and Carol  has brought  out another new and welcome  dimension to the park”   enthused Paul Loughnane  Hon. Secretary  New Ferry  Butterfly Park Committee.

Amongst other things, visitors willl be able to see an interactive percussion instrument, multi-storey insect habitats and a range of hanging botanical illustrations to help inform their visit. Children will be invited to help cover the park’s new (t)wigwam with found objects from the park itself.

The Day will include a series of art workshops and woodland craft demonstrations, tours of the park, nature walks, art and craft sales, tombola, face painting and a BBQ and is free entry.

All proceeds from donations and sales on the day will be in aid of New Ferry Butterfly Park.

Getting There:

There is blue badge parking on site and parking is available on nearby roads but
we encourage people to walk or travel by Public Transport where possible.

Road Directions
By car leave the M53 at junction 4 and take the B5137 sign posted to Bebington. Off Bebington Road, access to the park can be found through Howell Road, adjacent to Bebington Station car park. (On road parking on Greendale Road, Port Sunlight)

Public Transport Directions
Nearest station: Bebington
For further public transport information please contact Merseytravel
Tel: 0870 608 2608
Web: www.merseytravel.gov.uk

Red Admiral Butterfly on Michaelmas Daisy, Photograph courtesy of Richard Ash