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Work completed to save a rare species of butterfly in north Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:40 24 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:42 24 March 2017

The White Admiral Butterfly is listed as a priority by conservationists. Picture by Anne Marks

The White Admiral Butterfly is listed as a priority by conservationists. Picture by Anne Marks

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Work has been completed in north Norfolk to help save a rare species of butterfly after a grant from a local supermarket.

The Conservation Volunteers from Norwich carried out the work to the areas. Picture: Julia Dovey The Conservation Volunteers from Norwich carried out the work to the areas. Picture: Julia Dovey

The wooded areas of East and West Beckham host the ideal plants to support the White Admiral butterfly, which is listed as a priority by conservationists.

Invasive bracken and bramble was removed, which was taking over areas of West Beckham Green and East Beckham Common, killing flowers and blocking access to visitors.

Beckham Parish Council received a grant of £1000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, working with Ground Work East, which raises money from the sale of 5p bags.

The work was completed by The Norwich Conservation Volunteers.

Work has been done to Beckham Parish woodlands to clear invasive bracken and bramble. Picture: Julia Dovey Work has been done to Beckham Parish woodlands to clear invasive bracken and bramble. Picture: Julia Dovey

Parish councillor Julia Dovey said: “Work at West Beckham Green uncovered a carpet of snowdrops and we are looking forward to an enhanced show of bluebells on East Beckham Common. The woods also have the ideal plants for the rare White Admiral butterfly.

“The grant has covered the expenses for the volunteers to give us two days of their time and will allow us to buy a selection of bird and bat boxes to be installed in the woods before autumn.”

To find out more about Bags of Help or to apply for a grant of up to £4000, go to www.groundwork.org.uk/tesco

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