Two schools got back to me this week with a yes to doing workshops, meeting with one of them next week and potentially a third soon too.

Good News, be great to have the local kids involved as then they will bring their families to the park over the summer to show them their work (I hope)

I’m now persusing grant application forms…..eeek


I made a visit to World Museum Liverpool last week and met the Entomology Curator.

It’s an astonishing place, row upon row upon row of lepidoptera cabinets, each with multiple drawers in. Beautiful.

I could have spent all day there, they left me alone there to take photographs (ohh sooo many photographs) but unfortunately due to an untimely attack of Sciatica I was left having to try and stand up without letting the whole department know my back had gone then casually hobble out of the building a bit earlier than I would have liked.

However, it did give me a good sense of the amount of work and commitment that has gone on to have such an amazing collection. It’s also made me more excited to get going now.

Still waiting to hear back from local schools, you’d think with an email entitled ‘New Ferry Butterfly Park FREE ART WORKSHOPS’ that I might get some response wouldn’t you?


Made a very small 3D cardboard caravan maquette of my Visitor Centre Design.

Has a very Blue Peter quality to it I think, quite proud of that. Grateful I watched so much of it as a child.

All workshop proposals are now also written, hope the schools/groups are up for it now.


Good to see the image I used in my last blog on the front page of Blog Topics, it doesn’t say it’s from my blog and it’s not my image but is beautiful non the less and is a lovely example of archiving.

The plans are coming along nicely now. I been making some collage work to get me back making art with the butterfly park in mind rather than just making plans, have also drawn up plans for the caravan visitor centre and started to make a maquette.

Need to speak to my friend about if/when I can still have her caravan to start the revamp.

I’ve posted a call for submission on the Art in Liverpool website and on the facebook page for the butterfly park to start the ball rolling with this years art trail.


I’ve arranged a meeting with the head of Entomology at Liverpool World Museum to show him the plans for the visitor centre and to ask for his input with all his knowledge and expertise also. Quiet excited about that.

I’ve emailed the local schools with propositions for workshops to make butterflies for the Lepodoptera specimen drawers. Also have to try and buy/make some kind of drawer unit.

Tis all go in Butterfly Land.