The slowly improving grassland, means that there is a good show of lady's smock, also known as cuckoo flower, this year
They're popping up in ever increasing numbers within the parkland. This delicate, pinky-white, flower is a real sign that spring is here.
As well as being attractive in its own right, it's very important for one particular species - the delicate orange-tip butterfly, which flies from April until July. This particular butterfly uses the lady's smock as the feed plant for it's caterpillars.