Rest in Peace Barry
Today, Friday the 13th 2017, we lose a great man, a friend, an artist, the first honorary chairman of Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society - BARRY OFIELD.
Barry will be greatly missed and his legacy will be remembered always.
Barry had made a huge contribution to wildlife in Cornwall particularly on butterflies. If not for Barry, the gorgeous butterfly, Heath Fritillary would have been extinct in Cornwall. With Barry's successful breeding and reintroduction of Heath Fritillary in Greenscoombe Wood, we're now enjoying seeing this beautiful butterfly fluttering in Cornwall.
An extract from the 2007 BBC programme "Born to be Wild". This article features Barry Ofield breeding Heath Fritillary butterflies for subsequent release at Blanchdown Woods alongside the Tamar in Devon with Dr Caroline Bulman.
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