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Fancy a flutter by?

Butterfly spotters young and old fluttered into Leamington’s Binswood Allotments for the official opening of a new conservation area.

The meadow, with an information board to identify its flying visitors, is the culmination of 18 months planning and hard labour by plot holder Rosemary Beal (and husband David).

Working with Warwickshire Butterfly Conservation Chairman Mike Slater she has transformed the overgrown entrance to the allotments into a wildlife haven.

The meadow and pond, which is also attracting frogs and newts, has been funded by the North Leamington Community Forum Grant Fund.

Councillor Bill Gifford officially opened the area and almost on cue a small white butterfly dropped in to mark the occasion.

Coun Gifford said: “This, along with a thriving Community Hut built by the allotment holders, is another important aspect to one of the prettiest, most peaceful community assets in the town.”

Pictured from left: 

Rosemary Beal, Mike Slater and Coun Bill Gifford

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