The Butterflies and Moths in Wollaton Park

Butterflies and Moths play an important role in the environment as pollinators and indicators of the health of ecosystems.

Butterflies and Moths can be seen throughout the spring and summer months, feeding on the nectar of flowers and basking in the sunshine.  As they move from flower to flower in search of nectar, they transfer pollen from one plant to another, fertilising them and allowing them to produce fruit and seeds.

Butterflies and Moths are also an important food source for other animals, such as birds, lizards, and small mammals.



Butterflies start life as caterpillars.

An egg hatches into a caterpillar, then enters a pupa stage, and finally emerges as an adult butterfly or moth.

Photographs on this web page were taken in Wollaton Park and are reproduced with the original artist’s permission.  Copyright © for each picture remains with the original artist, who is duly acknowledged for their contribution.

On this page:  Maurice Moore, Unni Williams (Red Admiral), Botanic Garden, Mark Searle (Orange Tips), Colin Robbins (Ringlet), Gary Thrall (Peacock).