Of Corncockles and Caterpillars – by Chris Parapia

Hungry Caterpillars

Way back in the middle of April, a group of “Friends” and Councillor Graham Latty prepared and then planted some wildflower annual seeds just inside the farmgate entrance on the left handside.

With some regular weeding by several “Friends” our efforts have borne fruit: there is now a beautiful collection of wildflowers coming into bloom, particularly corncockle and red poppies.


Just slightly further along into the park,  hidden in some tall nettles,  are a beautiful collection of caterpillars, nibbling their way through the lush vegetation, just like the “Hungry Caterpillar” story.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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